I'm Geza Kovacs, a 2nd year Computer Science PhD student at Stanford supported by the NDSEG fellowship.
My advisor is Michael Bernstein in the Human-Computer Interaction group.
I'm interested in microlearning, MOOCs, language learning, and educational technologies.
I did my undergrad and masters in CS at MIT, where I worked in the User Interface Design group at CSAIL.
You can find my other open-source projects on Github and Launchpad.
See my resume for details on industry experience.
Geza Kovacs. FeedLearn: Using Facebook Feeds for Microlearning. CHI 2015 Works in Progress (to appear).
Geza Kovacs. QuizCram: A Question-Driven Video Studying Interface. CHI 2015 Student Research Competition (to appear).
Geza Kovacs, Robert C Miller. Smart Subtitles for Vocabulary Learning. CHI 2014 full paper. (ACM DL, video)
Joseph Jay Williams, Geza Kovacs, Caren Walker, Samuel G Maldonado, Tania Lombrozo. Learning Online via Prompts to Explain. CHI 2014 Works in Progress. (ACM DL)
Geza Kovacs, Robert C Miller. Foreign Manga Reader: Learn Grammar and Pronunciation while Reading Comics. UIST 2013 Demo. (ACM DL, video)
Geza Kovacs. Multimedia for Language Learning. MEng Thesis, MIT, 2013.
Geza Kovacs. Smart Subtitles for Language Learning. CHI 2013 Student Research Competition. (ACM DL, poster)
Geza Kovacs. ScreenMatch: Providing Context to Software Translators by Displaying Screenshots. CHI 2012 Student Research Competition (1st place). (ACM DL, poster)
Natural Language Processing (TA, Fall 2012)
Introduction to C++ (Instructor, IAP 2011)
Introduction to C# and the .NET Framework (Instructor, IAP 2011)
Maslab Autonomous Robotics Competition (Software Director, IAP 2011)
If asking about UNetbootin, please ask a question on Launchpad, and consider making a donation:
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If you're into social networking, see LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google Plus.
Q: How do I pronounce your name?
A: The "e" sound in Geza is the same as in "hey". The "cs" in Kovacs is pronounced "ch", not "ks".
Q: What are your pseudonyms / other names?
A: I go by tuxcantfly on the Ubuntu forums and some other open-source software-related sites. My Vietnamese name is Minh Trung, which is written in Chinese characters as 明忠. My Hungarian name is Kovács Géza (Hungarian puts the surname first).