Current position and functions:

  • Assistant professor
  • Head of Laboratory of Modeling and Optimization of Information Communication Networks and Services


ivan.forenbacher [at] fpz [dot] hr

Academic Social Networks

Education and training:

2016 -– PhD.

University of Zagreb

2009 -– dipl. ing.

University of Zagreb (Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences)



Undergraduate studies:

  • Telecommunications Networks Architecture
  • Switching Processes and Systems
  • Information Systems of Network Operators
  • Simulations in Traffic
  • Informations and Communications

Work expirience:

2021 - currently   -- Assistant professor
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb

2016 - 2021-- Postdoc
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb
2010 - 2016 -- Teaching assistant
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb
2009 – 2010 -- Associate
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb

Technical skills and awards:

Simulation, statistical modeling, econometrics, networking, programming

STATA, Riverbed Modeler, Cisco CCNA®,C, C#


2015 -- Award for the best paper of the Conference TRDI 2015

2006 -- Rector's Award for the paper: "Interactive Application for Informing Students in Real Time via Mobile Terminal Devices"

Fields of interest:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Telecommunication market analysis
  • Telecommunication networks and services
  • Telecommunications Policy

Science and practice activity:


2018 – 2019 Analysis of Characteristics of Generated Data Traffic of Different Terminal Devices

2017 – 2018 The impact of mobile device usage on drivers' behavior (Based on a public call from National Road Safety Programme of the Republic of Croatia

2015 – 2016 Research Context Using Smart Mobile Devices and Related Information and Communication Services

2014 – 2015 Research of Possibilities on Applying the IoT Concept to Improve the Safety Movement of Blind and Visually Impaired Persons along the Traffic Network

2013 – 2014 Information and Communication Services for the Movement along the Traffic Network by the Persons of Reduced and Difficult Mobility

Important works:

Forenbacher, Ivan; Husnjak, Siniša; Cvitić, Ivan; Jovović, Ivan. (2019.)
Determinants of Mobile Phone Ownership in Nigeria.  // Telecommunications Policy. Vol. 43(7).

Husnjak, Siniša; Peraković, Dragan; Forenbacher, Ivan. (2018.)
Data Traffic Offload from Mobile to Wi-Fi Networks: Behavioural Patterns of Smartphone Users.  // Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. Vol. 2018.

Forenbacher, Ivan; Peraković, Dragan; Husnjak, Siniša. (2016.)
Hedonic modeling to explore the relationship of cell phone plan price and quality in Croatia. // Telematics and Informatics. Vol. 33 (4) , 4; pp.1057-1070.

Husnjak, Siniša; Forenbacher, Ivan; Bucak, Tino. (2015).
Evaluation of Eco-Driving Using Smart Mobile Devices. // Promet - Traffic & Transportation. Vol. 27 (4); pp. 335-344.

Husnjak, Siniša; Peraković, Dragan; Forenbacher, Ivan; Mumdziev, Marijan. (2015).
Telematics System in Usage Based Motor Insurance. // Procedia Engineering. Vol. 100 (2015) ; pp. 816-825.

The membership in associations:

International Telecommunications Society (ITS); TM Forum association