Dragutin Petkovic

Dr. Petkovic
Professor and Associate Chair
Software engineering, Computing for life sciences, Usability, Machine learning

Contact Information


Office Information: 

Thornton Hall
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Office Hours: 
Monday: 17:00-18:00
Wednesday: 17:00-18:00
Summer office hours are for students currently enrolled in summer courses

Recent Projects


  1. D. Petkovic, M. Sosnick-Pérez, K. Okada, R. Todtenhoefer, S. Huang, N. Miglani, A. Vigil: “Using the Random Forest Classifier to Assess and Predict Student Learning of Software Engineering Teamwork” Proc. of Frontiers in Education FIE 2016, Erie, PA, 2016
  2. Dragutin Petkovic: “Using Learning Analytics to Assess Capstone Project Teams”, IEEE Computer, Issue No.01 - Jan. (2016 vol.49). (invited)
  3. Dragutin Petkovic, Marc Sosnick-Pérez, Shihong Huang, Rainer Todtenhoefer, Kazunori Okada, Swati Arora, Ramasubramanian Sreenivasen, Lorenzo Flores, Sonal Dubey: “SETAP: Software Engineering Teamwork Assessment and Prediction Using Machine Learning”, Proc. FIE 2014, Madrid, Spain 2014
  4. L. Buturovic, M. Wong, G. Tang, R. Altman, D. Petkovic: “High precision prediction of functional sites in protein structures”, PLoS ONE 9(3): e91240. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091240


  1. PI of collaborative NSF TUES grant 1140172 “ Transforming the Understanding, Assessment and Prediction of Teamwork Effectiveness in Software Engineering Education using Machine Learning”. Includes joint teaching and research on global SW engineering with co-PIs Prof. R. Todtenhoefer (Fulda, Germany), and Shihong Huang (FAU, Florida) , ongoing.
  2. SFSU PI of NIH sub-grant U54EB020405  “Mobility Data Integration to Insight”, Stanford, PI Prof. S. Delp, $35 K direct costs/year, for four years, 2015-2019.

  3. SFSU PI of NIH sub-grant 2R01LM005652-19A1 (main PI Prof. R. Altman, Stanford University): :”Text Mining for High-fidelity Curation and Discovery of Gene-drug-phenotype Relationships “. Engaged in SW Engineering, usability and data management aspects, with one SFSU co-PI, CCLS research staff and SFSU graduate students, 2016-2020


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