Director, Accessibility Observatory, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Andrew Owen is the director of the Accessibility Observatory and a research fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Owen’s work focuses on building and applying systems for collecting, calculating, analyzing, and communicating data describing transportation systems. At the Accessibility Observatory, he leads the development and maintenance of tools to calculate nationwide, multimodal accessibility to a variety of destination types.
Owen holds master’s degrees in civil engineering and in urban and regional planning, and he has joined the field of transportation research following a career in computer science and network security. His M.S. thesis work focused on accessibility evaluation for public transit systems.