Bruce Bimber is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. He is also affiliated with the Department of Communication and the College of Engineering's Technology Management Program. He studies political communication, with a focus on the relationship between digital media and patterns in human behavior, especially in the domains of political organization and collective action.
He has been a member of the UC Santa Barbara faculty since 1993. In 1999, he founded the Center for Information Technology and Society. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has a doctorate in political science from MIT, and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Stanford.