Nikola Banovic is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He earned his Ph.D at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Nikola received his Honours Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto. Nikola is an NSERC Post-graduate Fellow and a Yahoo! Fellow, and has received four paper awards for his work on modeling and understanding people's behaviors.
Professor Banovic's research focuses on understanding and modeling human behavior to support innovative information technology that will change how we study and design interactive user experiences. He envisions modeling the human accurately across domains as a theoretical foundation for work in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in which computational models provide a foundation to study, describe, and understand complex human behaviors and support optimization and evaluation of user interfaces. He works in domains of Computational Interaction, Behavior Data Analytics, and Human-Data Supported Interfaces to enable a future in which technology will automatically infer user goals, predict future user actions, describe common user behaviors, and even coach users. He creates technology that automatically reasons about and acts in response to people’s behavior to help them be productive, healthy, and safe.
Qian Yang , Nikola Banovic , John Zimmerman, Mapping Machine Learning Advances from HCI Research to Reveal Starting Places for Design Innovation, Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 21-26, 2018, Montreal QC, Canada
Nikola Banovic, Method for Understanding Complex Human Routine Behaviors from Large Behavior Logs, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 06-11, 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA
Nikola Banovic , Anqi Wang , Yanfeng Jin , Christie Chang , Julian Ramos , Anind Dey , Jennifer Mankoff, Leveraging Human Routine Models to Detect and Generate Human Behaviors, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 06-11, 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA
Nikola Banovic , Tofi Buzali , Fanny Chevalier , Jennifer Mankoff , Anind K. Dey, Modeling and Understanding Human Routine Behavior, Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, California, USA.
Nikola Banovic, Varun Rao, Abinaya Saravanan, Anind K. Dey, Jennifer Mankoff. Quantifying Aversion to Costly Typing Errors in Expert Mobile Text Entry, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 6-11, 2017, New York, New York, USA.