Jay Taneja is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass). He leads the Systems Towards Infrastructure Measurement and Analytics (STIMA) Lab, which develops and studies applications of sensing and communications technology on the measurement and management of infrastructure systems in developing regions.
Prior to joining UMass, he was a Research Scientist leading the Energy team at the IBM Research - Africa lab in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2013 to 2016. There, he focused on developing technology to improve electricity reliability and access in sub-Saharan Africa, collaborating with utilities and other energy service companies. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science at the University of California - Berkeley, where he built and studied supply-following electricity loads that change electricity consumption to match fluctuations of increasingly renewable electricity supplies.