Lynn Baroff is a System Engineering Principal Leader of the Computer Sciences Corporation at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. He is a member of the Human Factors Technical Discipline Team of NASA’s Engineering and Safety Center, and co-lead of an agency-wide team developing criteria for automated and robotic systems that support long duration human space missions. He worked many years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), most recently with the Systems Engineering and Integration Office of NASA’s Constellation Program. Between JPL and Ames, he spent a year as Executive Director of California’s Space Education and Workforce Institute, helping the state’s educational establishment at all levels organize science, technology, engineering and math programs that support the space enterprise. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management, Bachelors in Communications, and has taught Instructional Design and Behavioral Science at the graduate level for many years. Additionally he holds a Certification in Systems Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and several certifications from NASA. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the USC School of Public Administration, and adjunct faculty at UCLA, teaching Systems Engineering in the Graduate Extension program. Mr. Baroff is a founding member of spacearchitect.org, and the Vice Chairman of the Space Architecture Technical Committee in the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and is a past Board member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and a leader of that society’s academic group. His publications include many peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations on topics as diverse as program-level Systems Engineering, Human Factors issues in mission assurance, human-rating for robotic and automated systems used in human space flight, and role-focused competency-based approaches to human resource development in the American workforce.