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Staff

Andrew Owen, Director

Office: 220L Transportation & Safety Building
Phone: 612-624-7550
E-mail: aowen@umn.edu

Andrew Owen

Andrew Owen is the director of the Accessibility Observatory and a researcher in the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies. 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 directs the operations of the Observatory and leads its team of research assistants. Owen joined the field of transportation research following a career in computer science and network security, and holds master’s degrees in civil engineering and in urban and regional planning.


Brendan Murphy, Lead Researcher

Office: 780R Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Phone: 612-624-7893
Email: murph677@umn.edu

Brendan Murphy is the Accessibility Observatory's lead researcher. He earned his M.S. in Transportation Engineering in 2015, and his work at the Observatory focuses on the maintenance and improvement of data and database systems pertaining to accessibility-based analysis of transportation systems.


Mengying Cui, Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

Kristin Carlson, Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

The Accessibility Observatory is a program of the Center for Transportation Studies.