Congratulations to Ph.D. student Paul Schmitt, on his four upcoming papers in 2016: Infocom, PAM, ICTD, and ACM LIMITS!  Great work! 


I spoke at the National Congress of American Indians in San Diego, CA on October 18, 2015 about my work done in collaboration with the Tribal Digital Village, which is focused on analyzing how Native Americans use the Internet and improving the Internet experience for those residents in the most remote areas of the reservations. 


Here is an article about our recent research trip to the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.


We have a paper accepted into CSCW 2016 that studies the use of the Radio Data System as a means to improve access to online social network content in Native American reservations where broadband connectivity does not exist.


I am the TPC Co-Chair of ACM DEV 2015, held December 1-2 in London.  It promises to be a very exciting conference!


I received the 2015 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award for my work on mentoring my own graduate students, my role as the faculty advisor to the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group at UCSB, and my work leading the computer science graduate program during my time as the department's vice chair.  I am very honored and thrilled to have received this award!

I was elected to the 2014 class of IEEE Fellows.
I received the Pacific Business Coast Times “40 Under 40” Award in 2013.
Here is a nice article about our work in Africa. Pages 8-9.
Prof. Amr El Abbadi and I received a Grand Challenge Explorations award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a low-cost cellular solution for improving uptake of vaccinations in rural populations.