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Amy Mueller

Assistant Professor,  Civil & Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor,  Marine and Environmental Sciences
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 459 SN
  • 617.373.8131

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Research Focus

Biogeochemistry of natural and engineered systems; in-situ sensors and instrumentation for high-resolution process characterization; remediation and sustainability in natural and built coastal environments; sensor-driven closed-loop controls for resource optimization in engineered systems; signal processing and machine learning, embedded systems, and sensor networks

Education

  • 2012 PhD in Environmental Chemistry at MIT
  • 2003 MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation, Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • MIT-Xerox Fellowship (2009)
  • Geological Society of America, Graduate Research Grant (2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship (2004-2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Research Overview

Biogeochemistry of natural and engineered systems; in-situ sensors and instrumentation for high-resolution process characterization; remediation and sustainability in natural and built coastal environments; sensor-driven closed-loop controls for resource optimization in engineered systems; signal processing and machine learning, embedded systems, and sensor networks

Selected Research Projects

  • Implementation of a synthetic Anammox Bio-Granular Technology in the Main Wastewater Treatment Line
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Biological Technologies
  • PRISM: Better Ocean Data for Better Ocean Management
    • – Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center – Acorn Innovation Fund
  • Real-Time Responsive Nutrient Loading Management in Urban Catchments Through Sewer-Embedded Sensing and Controls
    • – Principal Investigator, United States Geological Survey Water Resources Research Institute Program

Selected Publications

  • A. Snauffer, U. Chauhan, K. Cogert, M.K.H. Winkler, A. Mueller, Data Fusion for Environmental Process Control: Maximizing Useful Information Recovery for Process Control under Data Limited Constraints, IEEE Sensors Letters: Special Issue Multimodal Data Fusion, 3(1), 2019
  • C.-A. Chou, J. Xiaoning, A. Mueller, S. Ostadabbas, Multimodal Data Fusion-Moving from Domain-Specific Algorithms to Trans-Domain Understanding for Accelerated Solution Development, IEEE Sensors Letters, Special Issue on Multimodal Data Fusion, 3(1), 2019, 7100104
  • A.V. Mueller, H.F. Hemond, Statistical Generation of Training Sets for Measuring NO3-, NH4+, and Major Ions in Natural Waters by an Ion Selective Electrode Array, Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 18(5), 2016, 590-599

Faculty

Apr 09, 2019

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Aug 07, 2018

2018 MMDF Workshop Report is Out

The very productive 2018 Multimodal Data Fusion (MMDF) workshop hosted in March 2018 at Northeastern resulted in insightful discussion and productive suggestions for moving the field of multimodal data fusion forward in the coming years.

Faculty

Nov 13, 2017

Mueller to Work on $2.7M DARPA Collaboration Grant

CEE/COS Assistant Professor Amy Mueller, in collaboration with University of Washington and CalTech, will work on a $2.7M DARPA grant for the “Implementation of a synthetic Anammox bio-granular technology in the main wastewater treatment line.”

Faculty

Feb 28, 2017

Students Engage in Multidisciplinary Research to Protect the Environment & Improve Quality of Life

Amy Mueller, assistant professor in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Marine and Environmental Sciences, and science and engineering students in her research group are tackling environmental problems using a multidisciplinary research approach.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Amy Mueller

Amy Mueller joins the Civil & Environmental Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.

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