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Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708-0291
3461 Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Data+ Project Leader - Data+ · 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - Data+ · 2022 - 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - A Wider Lens on Energy: Adapting Deep Learning Techniques to Inform Energy Access Decisions · 2019 - 2020 Projects & Field Work Energy & Environment
Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - Energy Data Analytics Lab: Energy Infrastructure Map of the World through Satellite Data · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

Over 15% of humanity has no access to electricity, and far more have unreliable access that precludes most productive energy uses that are beneficial for improving economic prosperity, health and education. Decision-makers require information to determine the optimal strategies for deploying energy resources to decide where to prioritize development and whether that development should be through grid expansion, microgrids or distributed generation. However, two critical data sources for such planning—who has access to electricity and the location of electric infrastructure—are often unavailable or overly time-consuming to collect and maintain.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Energy Data Analytics Lab: Electricity Access in Developing Countries from Aerial Imagery · August 2017 - May 2018 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Data+ Project Leader - Data+ · 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - Data+ · 2022 - 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - A Wider Lens on Energy: Adapting Deep Learning Techniques to Inform Energy Access Decisions · 2019 - 2020 Projects & Field Work Energy & Environment
Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - Energy Data Analytics Lab: Energy Infrastructure Map of the World through Satellite Data · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

Over 15% of humanity has no access to electricity, and far more have unreliable access that precludes most productive energy uses that are beneficial for improving economic prosperity, health and education. Decision-makers require information to determine the optimal strategies for deploying energy resources to decide where to prioritize development and whether that development should be through grid expansion, microgrids or distributed generation. However, two critical data sources for such planning—who has access to electricity and the location of electric infrastructure—are often unavailable or overly time-consuming to collect and maintain.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Energy Data Analytics Lab: Electricity Access in Developing Countries from Aerial Imagery · August 2017 - May 2018 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Energy Data Analytics Lab · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Energy Data Analytics Lab · August 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Self-guided Parameter Fitting for Cochlear Implant Users · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - The University as a Laboratory for Smart Grid Data Analytics · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America