Kristian Kloeckl is Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s Department of Art + Design and the School of Architecture, and director of the Experience Design Lab. He was previously a faculty member at the University IUAV of Venice and a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, leading the Real Time City Group at Senseable City Lab at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Kloeckl’s work probes the boundaries of experience and interaction design in the context of today's hybrid cities and investigates the role of performance-based and improvisational frameworks for design. He is a PI for ongoing NSF-funded research on design for human-robot collaboration, author of “The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities” (Yale University Press), and co-editor of the book "Workplace and Public Realm”, a joint initiative by Northeastern University, Stanford University and WRNS Studio. His work has been exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vienna MAK, the Singapore Art Museum and he is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Montreal World Design Summit, Hybrid City Conference, Platform Strategy Executive Symposium at MIT Media Lab, World Bank SDN Forum, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, Austrian Innovation Forum, ICA Conference Taipei, and eGov Global Exchange Singapore.