Bruce Bimber is Professor of Political Science and (by affiliation) Communication at UC Santa Barbara. 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.