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The Automation in the Built and Living Environment (ABLE) Laboratory

The Automation in the Built and Living Environment (ABLE) Lab at Northeastern University studies innovations and impacts of automation and controls systems which are integral to effective civil infrastructure. We utilize methods from systems; networks; nonlinear, distributed, and hybrid control; nonlinear mechanics; and psychology and sociology with applications to transportation, energy, achitectural, and structural egnineering sectors.

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Michael B. Kane

Michael Kane is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering external link at Northeastern University external link where his research and teaching focus on human-in-the-loop control of civil infrastructure. Prior to joining Northeastern, he served as a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy ( ARPA-E external link ) where he identified new technology development opportunities for control of civil energy infrastructure, primarily in the areas of transportation, buildings, and distributed energy resources. In 2014, he finished a PhD at the University of Michigan external link where he 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, he enjoys cycling, games of ultimate, skiing, and backpacking. Outside the office and lab, I enjoy cycling, games of ultimate external link , skiing , and backpacking .