Fellow
June Lukuyu
Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Areas of Expertise
Engineering, Economic Modeling

June Lukuyu is a Hub Fellow and an incoming Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. She is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Systems Towards Infrastructure Monitoring and Analytics (STIMA) Lab, advised by Dr. Jay Taneja. Her research focuses on designing and evaluating technology-driven strategies that enable socio-economic development in underserved regions through stimulating affordable, reliable, and climate-aware electricity use while considering the opportunities and challenges of electricity systems. Her work leverages large-scale ground collected and remotely sensed datasets; and employs a wide range of data analytics, computing techniques, energy system modeling, and social science methods to build models for integrated energy development, electrification, and energy systems planning.

 

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Fish and Chips: Converting Fishing Boats for Electric Mobility to Serve as Minigrid Anchor Loads. The Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (E-Energy). June 22-26, 2020.
Can microgrids enable macro development? Brookings Institution. June 27, 2019.

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