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Ben Zhao, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, has
been selected for ComputerWorld magazine’s “40 under 40″ list of top IT
innovators for his work on developing structured peer-to-peer overlay
networks. A profile of him and his research is published in the July
print and web editions of ComputerWorld magazine. The list, which
honors 40 top innovators under the age of 40, said Zhao’s work in
large-scale networks made him among the “people to watch” in the coming

Dr. Zhao received his PhD from UC Berkeley and joined the UCSB faculty
in 2004. His thesis research developed the Tapestry structured overlay
network. Ben is now building systems to provide users with their desired
level of anonymity and privacy while protecting the network from
misbehaving and malicious nodes. He is also working with colleagues to
build communication infrastructure for next-generation wireless networks
such as cognitive radios and vehicular networks.

For a detailed look at Ben’s profile and those of the other awardees,
please visit ComputerWorld online at: