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Email:  ivette.cruzado@upr.edu
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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
MSCE, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001
BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 1999

Academic Experience
  • Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2015- 2019
  • Assistant Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2009- 2015
  • Instructor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, Aug 2001-Jun 2004
  • Instructor, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Jun 2001-Jul 2001
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Sept 1999-May 2001
Non-Academic Experience
  • Researcher, Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:
      • Study of Bead Gun Angle when Applying Glass Beads on Waterborne Paint, Sep 2008-Apr 2009.
      •  Effectiveness of Speed Minders on Rural Highways in PA, Apr 2007-June 2008.
      •  Evaluation of Wide Edge Lines on Horizontal Curves on Two-Lane Rural Highways, May 2006-Sep 2006.
  • Project Manager, Pennsylvania State University and the United State Sign Council: The Effects of On-premise Sign Lighting Level on Nighttime Sign Legibility and Traffic Safety, May 2008-Aug 2008.
Honors & Awards
  • Recognized at the 7th Anniversary of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020; May 30th, 2018; San Juan, PR.
  • 2014 UTC Award: Transportation Informatics (TransInfo): Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Support of USDOT Strategic Goals. In collaboration with the University of Buffalo (PI).
  • 2012 UTRC Award: Improving Transportation Engineering Education by Applying the Inverted Classroom (PI).
  • 2012 UTRC Award: Speed and Design Consistency of Combined Horizontal and Vertical Alignment (Co-PI).
  • Scholarships: Sloan Recipient (Pennsylvania State University, 2006-2009 & Michigan State University, 1999-2001) and Carmen E. Turner Graduate Scholarship, WTS (Philadelphia, 2005).
  • Cruzado, I. CARS Mobile Application, Its Side Projects, and Future Work. Presented at the 2018 Annual Symposium on Transportation Informatics, Buffalo, NY.
  • Vizcarrondo, M and I. Cruzado. Non-Conventional Left Turn Treatment for Six-Leg Intersections. Poster Presentation at the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Cordero, W., I. Cruzado, B. Colucci, and D. Valdés. 2016. Bus Stop Consolidation Analysis for Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan Bus Authority. Conference Paper: The Fourteen LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology.
  • Serrano D., G. Torres-Suárez, O. I. Molina-Bas, and I. Cruzado. 2016. Feasibility study for the construction of a multi-story parking through a Public Private Partnership in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Construction Research Congress, ASCE.
  • González-Compre J., E. González -Vélez and I. Cruzado-Vélez. 2016. School Zone Driving Behavior Analysis in Western Puerto Rico, FLITE Magazine, pp. 4-8.
    Cruzado, I. Approaches for Entering the Era of Big Data: Developing Mobile Applications for Accident Reports &Traffic Citations. Presented at the 2015 ITE – Puerto Rico Section Congress.
  • Cruzado, I. Application Development for Mobile Data Collection and Sharing for Vehicle Accidents. Presented at the 2015 Annual Symposium on Transportation Informatics, Buffalo, NY.
  • Cruzado. I and E. Román. 2015. Inverted Classroom and Its Influence on Students’ Attitudes Across Learning Styles, Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (pending publication).
  • Cruzado, I. and C. Figueroa. 2014. La Influencia de Características Demográficas y Socioeconómicas en la Percepción del Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín, Dimensión, Revista del Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, Año 28, Volumen 1, pp. 21-28.
  • Cruz-Cantillo, Y. and I. Cruzado. 2013. La Influencia de Elementos de la Carretera en Velocidades Operacionales a lo Largo de Zonas de Transición Usando el Método de Regresión Basada en el Árbol Jerárquico, Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructural Civil.

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