Aleksandar Kavčić

Ph.D. Scientist And Professor At Carnegie Mellon University and founder of Alek Kavčić Foundation

Prof. dr Aleksandar Kavčić is a Serbian electrical engineer, university professor and philanthropist who is currently active as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University since 2017 and as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is known for his patent of reading records from magnetic memory used in billions of computers and drives worldwide. He is the founder of "Alek Kavčić Foundation" which has the goal of providing high-quality textbooks available for free download for all elementary school students in Serbia. Over the years, he donated new computers to a number of high schools in Serbia.

All Sessions by Aleksandar Kavčić

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote: The State of the Serbian Public Education System

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Speaker: Aleksandar Kavčić:
Chaos. In physics, it is described as the property of a complex system whose behavior is so unpredictable as to appear random. Colloquially, it is described as complete disorder and confusion. Either description applies. The Serbian education system hosts institutions of unimaginable extremes. On the one hand, there are completely dysfunctional schools, yet on the other, Serbia hosts institutions that are the envy of much better funded education systems. So, how did we come to