Abel holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics as well as a PhD in the field of Geodesy & Geophysics from The Ohio State University. For the past eight years, Abel has been developing distributed software frameworks and administering high-performance computing clusters. He has deployed and managed many sensor networks around the world in Antarctica, South America, and Greenland. Abel is dually appointed on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Ground System and Conjunction Assessment development teams and manages numerous research projects at a.i. solutions on GPU computing, image analytics, and advanced satellite perturbation techniques. As co-author, Abel's recent work contributed to the PNAS publication which was featured in WIRED Magazine's "Best Scientific Figures of 2012" titled "Greenland Rising".