Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts
I study the application of computing tools to measuring and managing infrastructure in industrialized and developing regions, including energy and building systems, but also transportation, water, and sanitation systems. My team develops and applies systems and techniques using satellite, embedded/IoT, and mobile systems along with machine learning. I also lead the Energy Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative (www.eguide.io).
- June Lukuyu, Gunther Bensch, Terence Conlon, Anvita Patel, Vijay Modi, and Jay Taneja. “Diesel GenSat: Using Satellite Data to Detect Diesel-Powered Irrigation for Guiding Electrification in Ethiopia.” In the Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy ’22), June 2022.
- Simone Fobi, Joel Mugyenyi, Vijay Modi, and Jay Taneja. “Predicting Levels of Household Electricity Consumption in Low-Access Settings.” In the Proceedings of the Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV ’22), January 2022.
- Zeal Shah, Noah Klugman, Gabriel Cadamuro, Feng-Chi Hsu, Christopher D. Elvidge, and Jay Taneja. “The Electricity Scene from Above: Exploring Power Grid Inconsistencies Using Satellite Data in Accra, Ghana.” Applied Energy, 319, 2022.
- Bob Muhwezi, Nathan Williams, and Jay Taneja. “Ingredients for Growth: Examining Electricity Consumption and Complementary Infrastructure for Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya.” Development Engineering: Special Issue on Geospatial Analysis for Development, 6. 2021.