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Faculty Profile

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Name: John N. Ivan
Title: Professor
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
E-Mail: johnivan@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~johnivan/
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/people/facultymembers/15-research/45-john.html
Office Telephone: (860) 486-0352

Keywords | Categories: Civil and Environmental Engineering, driver behavior of senior populations, highway crash prediction, pedestrian safety, representing exposure to highway crashes, road safety, statistical modeling of transportation systems, vehicle speed forecasting

Professional Summary

Dr. Ivan’s research is focused on the statistical and mathematical modeling of transportation systems, with a special emphasis on road crash prediction. In particular he focuses on several main areas: (1) how the relationship between traffic volume and crash incidence varies from one collision type to another, (2) using GIS land use inventories to estimate traffic exposure for crash prediction on roads without traffic count data, (3) the role of the roadway and roadside environment in explaining vehicle and pedestrian crash incidence and vehicle speeds, and (4) observation and use of pedestrian-vehicle interactions at different severity levels for characterizing pedestrian safety of a road location.