About Us

hbsl LOGOThe Human-Building Systems Lab (HBSL) at MSU is dedicated to advancing human-system modeling and computing within the realms of architecture, engineering, and construction. Our focus is on creating digital models and computational algorithms that push the boundaries of integration within human-building systems.

Employing a diverse range of research methods, including building engineering, human factors engineering, building information modeling, AI and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality experiments, social network analysis, simulation and visualization, big data analytics, and spatial analysis with geographic information systems, we strive to explore innovative solutions.

Our research is deeply rooted in a commitment to environmental protection, saving lives, and reducing losses. Motivated by the imperative challenges posed by climate change, we are dedicated to contributing sustainable mitigations to the built environment. Recognizing the inherent risks in the construction industry, we view any contribution to risk mitigation as a means of saving lives. Data science and information technology are pivotal tools that we leverage to achieve our goals.

Grants & Sponsors

We are grateful for financial supports from the funding agencies!