Research Specialist IIBehavioral Research
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University,
Alicia Nelson is an Associate Research Specialist for the Human Factors Group within Texas A&M Transportation Institute's (TTI) Center for Transportation Safety. Mrs. Nelson earned her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. After 2 years of working as an instructor of mechanical systems at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, Mrs. Nelson joined the Center for Transportation Safety team to aid in the development and usage of the Center's Driving Simulator.
While at TTI, Mrs. Nelson's primary task has been the development, scheduling and execution of simulator studies on both a DriveSafety and Realtime simulator. Other tasks related to the driving simulator that Mrs. Nelson performs include scheduling and bookkeeping the simulators usage, calculating the simulators monthly charges, researching questions and problems concerning the simulator, and conducting an occasional tour.
Along with her work with the driving simulator, on-going projects have required Mrs. Nelson to learn and use several traffic and graphics related software programs to create various signs, fonts and images. She has assisted in the design, execution and write-ups for multiple Managed Lanes projects as well as several other traffic sign studies. Mrs. Nelson often prepares Texas A&M Institutional Review Board applications, and also frequently handles participant recruitment. She has assisted other researchers at TTI with experimental design, data collection and data reductions, for a broad range of traffic control device studies.