Ivkovic, Sasha (Dr)

Phone +61 3 5327 9390
Email s.ivkovic@federation.edu.au


Dr Sasha Ivkovic received his Bachelor of Computing (Honours), Master of IT (by Research) and Ph.D. in IT degrees from Federation University (FedUni) in 2001, 2004, and 2016 respectively. While pursuing his degrees, Dr Ivkovic also worked in different positions, e.g. as a programmer working on Linux platforms at FedUni Technology Park, and later set up a partnership in IT business converting Microsoft services to Linux.  From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the university as a research assistant and then a sessional staff member mostly working on Linux platforms. In 2003, Dr Ivkovic took up a full-time lecturing position at the University. His teaching areas include Linux, Systems Programming, Databases, Cloud and IBM Mainframe, which is through the IBM’s "Academic Initiative Program". Since then, besides teaching in Australia, he also taught many times in the institute’s offshore partners in China (PRC). Dr Ivkovic’s current research interests include project-based communication and more recently blockchain business solutions. He is also a member of the institute's Research Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO) and was involved in several projects, e.g. focusing on optimising Solar Energy. Dr Ivkovic has been living in Ballarat since he migrated to Australia from Serbia in 1987.


  • Master of IT (by Research) - University of Ballarat
  • BComp (Hons) - University of Ballarat
  • CNA (Novell)
  • Diploma of Project Management - University of Ballarat
  • PhD - Federation University Australia

Teaching areas

  • IBM Mainframe Technologies and Services (z/Architecture, z/OS, CICS, DB2, IMS, Unix, Linux)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Project management
  • Application / system programming
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and GNU/Linux
  • Database management systems
  • Business information systems
  • Database design - Oracle
  • Dynamic web development (Linux Apache MySQL PHP - LAMP)


Ivkovic, S., Chadhar, M. A., Oseni, T., & Firmin, S. (2020). Discovery of Small Group Interactions and Performance from Project Emails. In PACIS (p. 51).

Ivkovic, S., Firmin, S., Oseni, T., & Chadhar, M. A. (2018). Communication Metrics Extracted from Project Managers' Email In-Box. In PACIS (p. 103).

Oseni, T., Chadhar, M., Ivkovic, S., & Firmin, S. (2018). Organisational Learning with SaaS CRM–A case study of Higher Education.

Ivkovic, S.& Ma, L. (2009).Discovering Problems, Emotions, Expectations and Lexical Patterns from Project Related Communication.

Submitted to IADIS International Conference WWW/INTERNET 2009 Rome, Italy 19 - 22 November 2009

Ivkovic, S.& Yearwood, J. (2009).Integrating Project Management Practices with Communication Strategies in Educational Sector.

Submitted to IADIS International Conference WWW/INTERNET 2009 Rome, Italy 19 - 22 November 2009

Vogue, K. E., & Pope, N.K.LI. (2006). Business Applications and Computational Intelligence. Ivkovic, S.

Chapter XIII,Visual Grouping of Association Rules by Clustering Conditional Probabilities for Categorical Data, Idea Group Inc.

Ivkovic, S., Saunders, G., Ghosh, R., & Yearwood, J. (2005).Using association and overlapping time window approach to detect drug reaction signals.

In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence For Modelling, Control and Automation and international Conference on intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and internet Commerce Vol-1 (Cimca-Iawtic'06) - Volume 01 (November 28 - 30, 2005). CIMCA. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 1045-1053.

Saunders , G.,Ivkovic, S.

, Ghosh , R. & Yearwood, J. (2005).Applying anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) and critical term ontologies to Australian drug safety data for association rules and adverse event signalling. Proceedings of the 2005 Australasian Ontology Workshop, p.93-98, December 06, 2005, Sydney, Australia

Bagirov , A. M., Ferguson , B., Ivkovic , S.

, Saunders, G. & Yearwood, J. (2003).New algorithms for multi-class cancer diagnosis using tumour gene expression signatures. Bioinformatics Vol. 19 no. 14 2003 Pages 1800-1807 Oxford University Press

Ivkovic, S., Yearwood, J., Stranieri, A. (2003) Visualizing Association Rules for feedback within the legal system.

ICAIL 2003: 214-223

Ivkovic, S.

Discovering Interesting Association Rules from Legal Databases. Journal of Information and Communication Technology Law. Vol 11, No. 1 (2002). Carfax Publishing

Research interests

  • Knowledge discovery from databases (data mining)
  • Project based communication
  • PhD research thesis: Integrating human communications strategies with project management for effective outcomes