System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Allen Chen is a systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During his ten year tour of duty on the Mars Science Laboratory team, he was the EDL operation lead, the EDL flight dynamics lead, co-led the joint science/engineering Mars atmosphere characterization team, and was a member of the Flight System Systems Engineering team. He also worked on the Mars Exploration Rovers project, performing EDL reconstruction analysis and testing. He holds S.B. and S.M. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.