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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

Research Facilities

New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center

Director: Holly Yanco
Assistant Director: Adam Norton
Address: Innovation Hub, 110 Canal St., Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-934-6600
Email: NERVE@cs.uml.edu
NERVE website

The UMass Lowell NERVE Center is an interdisciplinary robotics testing, research, and training facility that evaluates robotic capabilities, human performance, and human-robot interaction. The mission of the NERVE Center is to improve the development of robot systems by enabling evaluation across many domains including industrial automation, exoskeletons and wearable robots, and disaster response.

UMass Lowell Cyber Range

Directors: Xinwen Fu
Address: Wannalancit Business Center, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 445, Lowell, MA 01854
Phone Number: 978-934-3623
Email: xinwen_fu@uml.edu
Center for Internet Security and Forensics Education and Research website

The UMass Lowell Cyber Range is a center for cybersecurity education, research and workforce development. Students have the opportunity to practice cybersecurity attacks and defenses in a live, yet safe, environment. The Cyber Range is also used for cybersecurity club gatherings, research projects and continuing education courses.

The Cyber Range has an area of 3171 square feet, and includes 20 workstations, a conference room, and a lecture theater. Each workstation allows students to conduct live cyberattacks across the computers located in the Cyber Range, which are safely isolated from the public internet.  UMass Lowell is proud to be the first public university in Massachusetts to open a Cyber Range that will contribute to the cyber talent in our region.