Elizabeth M. Belding is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently the department’s Vice Chair. Elizabeth’s research focuses on mobile networking, specifically monitoring and analysis of network performance, advanced service support, and solutions for developing and underdeveloped regions. Technologies she and her research group have studied in the recent past include wireless LANs, mesh networks, cellular networks, 60 GHz networks, and white spaces spectrum. Using custom measurement platforms, her group collects large data traces of production networks and analyzes the collected data to understand usage and performance trends. Based on the analysis, she designs new network architectures and protocols to address existing problems and optimize network performance. She is the founder and director of the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory. She has active partnerships with organizations in South Africa, Zambia, and on Native American reservations. The connectivity challenges faced in these communities motivate much of her work.