Andrew Owens is a Ph.D. candidate and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow in the Strategic Engineering Research Group at MIT. His research focuses on complex systems reliability, resilience, and maintainability and the prediction of logistics requirements related to spare parts for long-duration space systems. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, where he co-founded the Rice University Solar Car Team, and an S.M. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, with previous research into modeling and simulation of environmental control and life support systems.