Professional Experience

  • Present 2017

    Data Scientist

    University of South Australia, Australia,
    Teaching Innovation Unit

  • Present 2017

    Research Fellow

    University of South Australia, Australia,
    School of Education

  • 2017 2015

    Research Assistant

    University of Edinburgh, UK,
    Moray House School of Education

  • 2017 2015

    Research Assistant

    University of Texas, Arlington,
    Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab

  • 2015 2013

    Research Assistant

    Simon Fraser University, Canada,
    School of Interactive Arts and Technology

  • 2015 2014

    Research Assistant

    Athabasca University, Canada,
    School of Computing and Information Systems

  • 2013 2009

    Head of IT Section

    Simulation Training Center,
    Serbian Armed Forces, Belgrade, Serbia

  • 2009 2006

    Software developer

    The Guard,
    Serbian Armed Forces, Belgrade, Serbia

Education

  • Ph.D. 2015 - 2017

    Ph.D in Learning Analytics

    Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

  • Ph.D2013 - 2015

    Ph.D in Information Technologies

    School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University

  • B.Sc & M.Sc2001 - 2006

    B.Sc and M.Sc in Information Systems

    Belgrade University (Military Academy), Belgrade, Serbia

Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

  • PTAS 2017
    The University of Edinburgh, Principal's Teaching Award Scheme
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    The aim of this project was to study auto-cohort MOOCs as a safe way to explore flexible modes of delivering online UG/PG courses. In particular, we investigated student engagement in auto-cohort MOOCs and studied the associated emerging phenomenon of course returners. Several publications are currently in prepartion.
  • JISC 2015
    Jisc micro-projects: supporting innovation in learning analytics
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    Our proposal: “Automated system for cognitive presence coding” by Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović & Dragan Gašević, University of Edinburgh got awarded JISC microproject funding of £5,000. The project should be completed during the fall 2015 term and presented at JISC meeting in January 2016.
  • 2015
    Scholarship
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    Graduate Studentship, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
  • 2015
    Best paper awards
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    HERDSA15 Conference, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Inc

    The 5th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2015)

  • 2015
    Graduate Fellowship
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    Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University
  • 2015
    GESR188
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    Helmut & Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarsh
  • 2014
    Graduate Fellowship
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    Simon Fraser University
  • 2013
    Data Challenge
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    3rd Prize at the 1st LAK Data Challenge, held at the 3rd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2013)

Statistical and Research Skills

  • Statistics

    Parametric and non-parametric tests,multivariate analysis, multilevel linermodels, exploratory factor analysis

  • Statistical software

    R, R-Studio, SPSS, JMP

  • Research methods/design

    Quantitative content analysis, Quasi-experiment, Survey, Meta-analysis

Technical Skills

  • Computer Science

    Machine learning, Natural LanguageProcessing, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis

  • Programming

    Java, Python, PHP, C#, Shell scripting

  • Web technologies

    JavaScript, Web Services, WCF RIA

  • IDEs

    Eclipse, Visual Studio, NetBeans