Elizabeth Belding

Computer Science


2121 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

IEE Research Areas: 


Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory, Founder & Director
Center for Information Technology and Society, Associate Director
Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing, Member
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, Chair


2015 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Mentoring Award
2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, UC Santa Barbara 
2002 MIT Technology Review 100 Award
2004 NSF CAREER Award
2014 IEEE Fellow
2011 ACM Distinguished Scientist

Research Description: 

Elizabeth Belding’s research focuses on mobile networking, specifically multimedia, monitoring, advanced service support, and solutions for developing and under-developed regions. Her work has two primary research emphases. The first of these is deployment, measurement and modeling of wireless networks, including developing new solutions that improve network performance. The second research emphasis is on bridging the digital divide between developed and developing nations through development of wireless network solutions suitable to the constraints of developing and underdeveloped regions of the world, such as rural Africa. Within both of these research areas, Belding works to curb the energy consumption of wireless networks through energy-efficient protocol designs. For developing regions, energy consumption minimization is particularly critical.


PhD: Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (2000)


Elizabeth Belding is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara and is currently the department's Vice Chair. She is the founder and director of the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory. Belding is the author of over 80 papers related to mobile networking and has served on over 50 program committees for networking conferences. She served as the TPC Co-Chair of ACM MobiCom 2005 and ACM MobiHoc 2007, and has served on the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.