David Novick sailing on Lake Michigan

David G. Novick

AT&T Distinguished Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas, 79968-0518
anti-spam e-mail address

Office hours: Summer office hours are by appointment via e-mail.
Advising hours: Visit the CS Department Office to sign up.


My research focuses on interactive systems, and especially (a) development methods for interfaces and their documentation and (b) models of conversation. The underlying question common to these areas is "What does it mean to interact?" With this knowledge, developers could build systems that are more intuitive, more useful, and safer, in domains ranging from consumer kiosks to modern aircraft. Wordle image
of David Novick's research interests


Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon, 1988
M.S., Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon, 1985
J.D., Harvard University, 1977
B.A., Honors College, Economics and Political Science, University of Oregon, 1974

Administrative Service

Acting Chair, Department of Computer Science, 2008-2009
Associate Provost, 2004-2008
Chair, Department of Computer Science, 1999-2004

For More Information

These following pages contain much additional information, including an overview of my research in relation to the field, a summary of my professional service, full HTML versions of many of my papers, and my field guide to common errors in college writing.

Personal Interests

Graduate School