Dr. Ivan is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He was Associate Head of the Department from 2006 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2015. He spent the spring semester 2016 as a Research Civil Engineer at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center of Federal Highway Administration in the Office of Safety Research and Development. He spent the spring semester 2009 as a visiting researcher at Lund University, Sweden, and the academic year 2002-2003 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and as a Research Engineer at the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.
He has earned B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, respectively. He teaches courses in traffic engineering, transportation planning and decision analysis and conducts research in the application of statistical forecasting techniques for measuring the sustainability of transportation systems and engineering, especially highway safety and operations.
Dr. Ivan has been an investigator on 50 research projects at a total of over $8 million in funding, and published as author or co-author 52 peer-refereed journal articles and 48 peer-reviewed conference papers. He coordinated preparation for the academic accreditation of the Civil Engineering Program at the University of Connecticut for four visits over twenty years and is an associate editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention. In 2011 he was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and has been a Program Evaluator for ABET, Inc., since 2012.