We interviewed Ben Zhao, UC Santa Barbara Professor of Computer Science. Professor Zhao talks about the freedom of academic collaboration that comes with being a professor at UCSB, the joy of watching students succeed, and the angst of how hard it is to get Comic Con tickets these days.
Professor Zhao completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and his B.S. at Yale. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, MIT Technology Review's TR-35 Award, ComputerWorld Magazine's Top 40 Technology Innovators award, and the IEEE Internet Technical Committee Early Career Award. His work has been covered by media outlets such as New York Times, Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, LA Times, and Slashdot. He has published over 100 publications in areas of security and privacy, networked and distributed systems, wireless networks and data-intensive computing.
Learn more about Professor Zhao at: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~rav...