This site explores the creations and ideas of Mike Kane. Topics include his lab at Northeastern University, academic research, teaching, open source project contributions, and outdoor activities. Check out all the project tiles, or use the menu to filter what you’re looking for.


In January 2017 I joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University external link as an Assistant Professor where my research and teaching will focus on human-in-the-loop control of civil infrastructure. I recently completed my tenure as a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s ( DoE external link ) Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy ( ARPA-E external link ). As a Fellow, I identified new technology development opportunities for control of civil energy infrastructure, primarily in the areas of transportation, buildings , and robotics . In 2014, I finished a PhD at the University of Michigan external link where I pursued novel ways of embedding computational intelligence into civil systems in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Technology LIST external link . Outside the office and lab, I enjoy cycling, games of ultimate external link , skiing , and backpacking .