Jay Taneja, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. He develops and studies applications of sensing and communications technology on the measurement and control of infrastructure systems in the developing and developed world. 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. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science at the University of California - Berkeley, where for his dissertation work, he built and studied supply-following electricity loads that change electricity consumption to match fluctuations of increasingly renewable electricity supplies. He earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has served on the Technical Program Committees for a number of international conferences and workshops on energy, infrastructure, and international development. He has previously been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.