Edward López III is a Ph.D. student in the Technology Applications and Implications stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, systemic racism, space, health, and global climate change.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a program manager at the United States Air Force Academy, presenting at the U.S. Department of Defense Space Experiment Review Board and filling in as the star tracker structural lead for an upcoming satellite. He was also a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with the thermodynamics and structural engineering group. He has a B.S. in astronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.