|I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Before coming to Drexel, I spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I worked with Leysia Palen on the Project EPIC. I completed my doctoral studies in Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University under the mentorship of Michael E. Lesk in October 2009.
|I grew up in a small town in the northern,
Serbian province of Vojvodina, called Subotica.
I completed my Bachelors degree in Film and TV Production at the Faculty
of Drama Arts, in Belgrade, Serbia. Prior to
coming to the United States in November 2001, I was involved in selecting
and organizing programs for several national and international film festivals.
Despite switching careers, film remains my big passion.
I love going to the
movies and sitting in a front row. I am never late and I always sit through
the entire end credits. I am a big fan of Italian neorealism (especially
of Fellini and DeSica).
Other directors I enjoy include Sergio
Wenders and Milos
Forman. As for the American cinematography, I believe
the best movies were made between 1970 and 1990. Some of the films I keep
coming back to include: M.A.S.H. (Robert
French Connection (William Friedkin), Cabaret (Bob
Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola),
Sting (George Roy Hill), The
Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino), The
Postman Always Rings Twice (Bob Rafelson), Hannah
and Her Sisters (Woody Allen),
Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme).
|Besides watching movies, I also enjoy reading, outdoor
activities like biking and hiking, and traveling.