Jean Petrić

PhD Research Candidate | Computer Science | Software Engineering

About me

Hello world!

I am a research fellow at Brunel University London and I have been working towards my PhD at the University of Hertfordshire. My research interests include software defect prediction and machine learning. I experiment with various prediction model designs and use their power to locate faulty code in software systems. I am quite lucky to be a member of ELFF group, one of the leading software defect prediction groups in the world, whose aim is to build accurate and reliable prediction models that could be of use in an industrial environment.

In my free time I read science books, listen to good rock music, and learn to play drums. I spend a lot of time programming, mostly in Java and C/C++. I am very fond of Linux and open-source in general. You can find my blog here.

Details about me are summarised below. Feel free to ask me about anything interesting :)


  • 2016 to present: Research Fellow, Brunel University London (UK)
  • 2014 to present: PhD candidate, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • 2014: MSc in Computer Science, University of Rijeka (Croatia)
  • 2012: BSc in Computer Science, University of Rijeka (Croatia)


  • 2016: The best paper award on EASE 2016
  • 2015: The best paper award on PROMISE 2015
  • 2014: Rector's Award for the best scientific paper, University of Rijeka
  • 2009 to 2014: Dean's Award for excellence, University of Rijeka


  • 2017: Teaching Assistant: Data and Information, Brunel
  • 2016: Visiting Lecturer: C family, Hertfordshire
  • 2016: Visiting Lecturer: BSc projects supervision, Hertfordshire
  • 2010 to 2014: Student assistant in Software Engineering, Algorithms and Data Structures, Mathematics, Programming and Computer Applications courses, RiTeh


  • Software developer (development of web applications), 1 year