Professor Jay Taneja has a keen interest in the design of mobile and networked systems, as well as technology for development and data science.
In his research, Professor Taneja explores the application of computing tools in measuring and managing infrastructure in both developed and developing regions. This encompasses energy and building systems, as well as transportation, water, and sanitation systems.
Regarding his academic background, he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2013), an M.S. in Computer Science from the same institution (2007), and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University (2005). In 2017, Professor Taneja joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and he also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department. Prior to his tenure at UMass, he served as the leader of the Energy group at the IBM Research - Africa lab in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2013 to 2016.