Santiago Correa

Santiago Correa

Graduate Research Assistant


University of Massachusetts Amherst

About me

I’m a graduate research assistant and final year Ph.D. student advised by Professor Jay Taneja. I’m interested in the implementation of intelligent systems and applications that use AI techniques to build more efficient and reliable energy systems. Broadly, my research aims to build computing tools to reduce energy poverty in developing countries, making energy systems more accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Grids
  • Energy Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Renewable Energy and Distributed Systems
  • Statistical Modeling


  • PhD in Computer Engineering

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2017

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • BSc in Telecommunications Engineering, 2012

    Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana


This Little Light of Mine: Electricity Access Mapping Using Night-Time Light Data

In the 12th International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2021)

Who's in Charge Here? Scheduling EV Charging on Dynamic Grids via Online Auctions With Soft Deadlines

In The 7th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (ACM BuildSys 2020)

Extend: A Framework for Increasing Energy Access by Interconnecting Solar Home Systems

In the 3rd ACM Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (ACM COMPASS 2020)

Like a Good Neighbor, Solar Is There

In the 10th International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2019)(note)

The Open INcentive Kit OINK: Standardizing the Generation, Comparison, and Deployment of Incentive Systems

In the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2019)

Deployment Strategies for Crowdsourced Power Outage Detection

In IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm 2018).

How Many Smartphones Does It Take to Detect a Power Outage?

In the 9th International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2018). Audience choice award (note).


Fulbright Development of the Regions Scholarship

Recipient of the Fulbright award to pursue a master’s degree in the United States


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