Jean Petrić

Lecturer in Computer Science | Software Engineering

About me

Hello world!

I am a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire where I have also been working towards my PhD. I teach programming and software engineering courses. My research interests are software defect prediction, machine learning, and more recently software testing. I mostly work on predictive analytics, which I use for prediction of software defects.

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.

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


  • 2017 to present: Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • 2016 to 2017: 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)

Awards and Accreditations

  • 2017: Nominations for Tutor of the Year (from students) and Team of the Year (from staff)
  • 2017: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • 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


  • 4WCM0022 Programming Online (module leader)
  • 5COM1059 The C Family
  • 5COM1062 System Requirements
  • 6COM1037 Object Oriented Development
  • 6COM1038 Software Engineering Practice


  • Journal of Systems and Software
  • Information and Software Technology

Program committee

  • 2018: International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement


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