Dr. Ivanova is an Associate Professor at the department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from St Petersburg State University and a PhD in Statistics from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Ivanova has worked with a number of pharmaceutical companies on designing and implementing adaptive trials and trials using the SPCD design. She is an Associate Editor of Statistics in Medicine. Dr. Ivanova has authored over 100 publications including over 50 articles on statistical methodology.