TTI Assistant Research EngineerConnected Infrastructure Program
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- M.S., Transportation (Civil Engineering), Texas A & M University, 2017
- B.S.C.E., Transportation (Civil Engineering), Texas A&M University, 2015
Mr. Florence is a graduate of the Texas A&M Civil Engineering department who specialized in Traffic Engineering. In his studies, he focused on connected and autonomous vehicle simulation and systems. Additionally, Mr. Florence served as the Vice President of the Texas A&M Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapter where he was responsible for managing traffic study projects. During his time with the student chapter, he developed a Microsoft Excel macro to automatically pair license plates for a study done in downtown Bryan.
Mr. Florence has over seven years of experience working at TTI. His expertise includes traffic signal systems and control, microsimulation, macrosimulation, Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), freeway operations, weather responsive traffic management, and traveler information systems. Mr. Florence has experience developing concepts of operations and prototype systems for various connected vehicle applications including wrong-way driver countermeasure systems and signal approach and departure vehicle systems. He is a skilled programmer who has scripted applications to simulate vehicle behavior using VISSIM to model connected and automated vehicles. His VISSIM expertise has enabled him to work on projects that continue to broaden his depth of experience in traffic operations, such as the simulation of transit signal priority in downtown Dallas and software-in-the-loop simulations to support various studies.