Patrick Florance

Director of Research Technology
Director of Research Technology
Bromfield House-16 Dearborn Rd


Patrick Florance, Tufts University
Director of Research Technology, TTS
Lecturer Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

As Director of Research Technology, Patrick leads a team that provides infrastructure and support for research methods and tools across the University. Those services include High Performance Compute (HPC), research storage, instrumentation, bioinformatics, data science (statistics, ML, data visualization, python), geographic information systems (GIS), digital humanities, etc. Patrick also teaches several courses and workshops. Patrick’s current research interest include international mapping of the developing world, spatial data mining, spatial compute, data visualization, drones, and compute analytics. Previously, he was the Director of Academic Data Science Services in Research Technology.  Patrick has worked as a senior geospatial consultant and project manager on numerous projects and grants relating to international health, natural resources, and disasters over the last twenty years. Formerly the Digital Cartography Specialist at Harvard University, he has worked in a variety of private, academic, and public environments including New York City Planning. Patrick received his graduate degree in geography with a concentration in geographic information science from Hunter College of the City University of New York.