I'm Geza Kovacs, a Computer Science PhD student at Stanford supported by the NDSEG fellowship.
My research spans crowdsourcing, behavior change, social computing, and online education.
I did my undergrad and masters in CS at MIT. See my resume for details on industry experience.
Geza Kovacs, Drew Mylander Gregory, Zilin Ma, Zhengxuan Wu, Golrokh Emami, Jacob Ray, Michael Bernstein. Conservation of Procrastination: Do Productivity Interventions Save Time or Just Redistribute It?. CHI 2019 (full paper, to appear).
Geza Kovacs, Zhengxuan Wu, Michael Bernstein. Rotating Online Behavior Change Interventions Increases Effectiveness But Also Increases Attrition. CSCW 2018 (full paper). ACM DL.
Rajan Vaish, Neil Gaikwad, Geza Kovacs, Andreas Veit, Ranjay Krishna, Imanol Arrieta Ibarra, Camelia Simoiu, Michael Wilber, Serge Belongie, Sharad Goel, James Davis, Michael Bernstein. Crowd Research: Open and Scalable University Laboratories. UIST 2017 (full paper). ACM DL.
Kiley Sobel, Geza Kovacs, Galen McQuillen, Andrew Cross, Nirupama Chandrasekaran, Nathalie Riche, Ed Cutrell, Meredith Morris. EduFeed: A Social Feed to Engage Preliterate Children in Educational Activities. CSCW 2017 (full paper). ACM DL Video
Geza Kovacs. Effects of In-Video Quizzes on MOOC Lecture Viewing. Learning at Scale 2016 (full paper). ACM DL
Stanford Crowd Research, Geza Kovacs, Rajan Vaish, Michael Bernstein. Daemo: A Self-Governed Crowdsourcing Marketplace. UIST 2015 Poster. ACM DL
Geza Kovacs. FeedLearn: Using Facebook Feeds for Microlearning. CHI 2015 Works in Progress. ACM DL
Geza Kovacs. QuizCram: A Question-Driven Video Studying Interface. CHI 2015 Student Research Competition. ACM DL
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
For personal correspondence, I prefer email:
If you're into social networking, see:
Q: How do I pronounce your name?
A: Kovács Géza (IPA: kovaːt͡ʃ ɡeːzɒ) The "e" sound in Geza is the same as in "hey". The "cs" in Kovacs is pronounced "ch", not "ks". Hungarian puts the surname first.
I also use my Vietnamese name, Minh Trung (漢字: 明忠) (IPA: miŋ˧˧ ṯɕʊwŋ˧˧)
Q: What are your pseudonyms?
A: I used to go by tuxcantfly on the Ubuntu forums and some other open-source software-related sites.