I'm Geza Kovacs, a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at Stanford supported by the NDSEG fellowship.
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.
See my resume for details on industry experience.
Geza Kovacs. Effects of In-Video Quizzes on MOOC Lecture Viewing. Learning at Scale 2016 full paper (to appear).
Stanford Crowd Research Collective. Daemo: A Self-Governed Crowdsourcing Marketplace. UIST 2015 Poster.
Geza Kovacs. FeedLearn: Using Facebook Feeds for Microlearning. CHI 2015 Works in Progress.
Geza Kovacs. QuizCram: A Question-Driven Video Studying Interface. CHI 2015 Student Research Competition.
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. ScreenMatch: Providing Context to Software Translators by Displaying Screenshots. CHI 2012 Student Research Competition (1st place). ACM DL poster
For personal correspondence, I prefer email:
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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).