Nine UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2019. Two of them, Elizabeth Belding, a computer science professor, and Yuan Xie, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are College of Engineering faculty.
Belding was honored “for distinguished contributions to the field of networking, particularly network architectures, protocols, and measurement of mobile networks.” Belding, an associate dean and faculty equity advisor for the College of Engineering, is an expert on mobile and wireless communication networks, including wireless LANs, mesh networks and cellular networks. Her current work focuses on information and communication technology solutions for the developing world. This work includes the analysis of existing networks and the development of new network architectures and solutions specifically designed for the communities in which she works. Belding has also been elected a fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrial and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Xie was honored "for distinguished contributions to the field of computer architecture and electronic design automation, particularly three-dimensional integrated circuits and memory architectures.” He researches computer architecture, electronics design automation and embedded systems design in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His application-driven research projects include novel architectures for artificial intelligence as well as hardware acceleration for emerging applications such as bio-informatics, graphics analytics and robotics. Xie was also elected a fellow of ACM and IEEE.
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