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phd
2014 - present: phd candidate at the Chair of Human Computer Interaction with Patrick Baudisch at Hasso Plattner Institut, University of Potsdam

2013 - 2014: research exchange at Free University of Berlin Secure Identity Research Group (SCADACS)

2010 - 2013: phd researcher at Chair of Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

master
2004 - 2010: msc in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

work
2010 – 2013: research assistant at Faculty of Technical Sciences, Chair for Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, Novi Sad, Serbia

startup
2012 - 2014: co-founder of Oktopod Studio - Development Tools for Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (www.oktopodstudio.com)


publications / talks
international conferences

1. Harshit Agrawal, Udayan Umapathi, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Frohnhofen, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Stefanie Mueller, and Patrick Baudisch. 2015. Protopiper: Physically Sketching Room-Sized Objects at Actual Scale. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software Technology (UIST '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 427-436. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807505

2. Alexander Teibrich, Stefanie Mueller, Francois Guimbretiere, Robert Kovacs, Stefan Neubert, and Patrick Baudisch. 2015. Patching Physical Objects. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software Technology (UIST '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 83-91. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807467

3. Lung-Pan Cheng, Thijs Roumen, Hannes Rantzsch, Sven Koehler, Patrick Schmidt, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Jasper, Jonas Kemper, and Patrick Baudisch. 2015. TurkDeck: Physical Virtual Reality Based on People. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software Technology (UIST '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 417-426. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807463

4. Saiganesh Swaminathan, Thijs Roumen, Robert Kovacs, David Stangl, Stefanie Mueller, and Patrick Baudisch. 2016. Linespace: A Sensemaking Platform for the Blind. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2175-2185. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858245

5. Dominik Schmidt, Rob Kovacs, Vikram Mehta, Udayan Umapathi, Sven Koehler, Lung-Pan Cheng, and Patrick Baudisch. 2015. Level-Ups: Motorized Stilts that Simulate Stair Steps in Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2157-2160. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702253

6. Jan-Ole Malchow, Daniel Marzin, Johannes Klick, Robert Kovacs, Volker Roth
PLC Guard: A Practical Defense against Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems
In Proc. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security 2015 (Paper, to appear).

7. Tarjan L., Šenk I., Kovač R., Horvat S., Ostojić G.: Automatic identification based on 2D barcodes, 15. International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - IS, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, 14-16 Septembar, 2011, pp. 130-135, ISBN 978-86-7892-341-81.

8. Kovač R., Horvat S., Šenk I., Tarjan L., Jovanović V.: Wi-Fi system for monitoring the student attendance at university lectures, 15. International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - IS, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, 14-16 Septembar, 2011, pp. 160-164, ISBN 978-86-7892-341-82.

9. Stankovski S., Đukić N., Tegeltija S., Kovač R., Baranovski I.: Wireless Parking Access Control, 15.International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - IS, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, 14-16 Septembar, 2011, pp. 136-139, ISBN 978-86-7892-341-8


patent applications

1. Kovač R., Tegeltija S., Ostojić G., Tarjan L., Stankovski S., Šenk I., Tejić B., Đukić N. System for Microwave Oven Control Bbased on a Rrecepie Written in the Form of QR Code. P-2012/0471. Beograd, Republika Srbija, Zavod za intelektualnu svojinu, 2012

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