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Petar Jerčić

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Healthcare Scientist, Serious Games Designer and Developer, Software Engineer, System Architect, Lecturer

International healthcare researcher and software engineer in Serious Games with experience in entrepreneurship, academia and industry making groundbreaking medical software using human physiology and affect. Major focus includes System Architecture, Data Analysis, Game Design and Development for supporting Decision-making based on Emotion-regulation. Key strengths are Analytical Skills, Research Design, Outcomes Evaluation, Lecturing, Scientific Writing, and Cross-platform Software Development. Motivated by developing quality assurance and cutting-edge applications with particular interest in real-time systems, working independently or managing teams using agile methods in development cycle.

Positions and Professional Affiliations

  • Software Designer at Philips Healthcare, Netherlands
  • Ph.D student at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Research Focus

The research is mainly focused on measuremens and interpretation of emotional states in users with the use of psychophysiological methods and equipment. These have been integrated in serious games for the biofeedback training in emotion-regulation, with the goal to improve human decision-making on the task. In order to achieve this, knowledge and understanding of fundamental theories of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Neuroengineering and Affective Computing has been employed. Mentioned theories also explain the cognitive and emotional aspects of the players interacting with serious games.

Research Interests

Serious Games, Game Design and Development, Affective computing, Emotions, Human physiology, Biofeedback, Emotion-regulation, Decision-making, Brain-computer interfaces, Machine learning

Key Skills

  • C++11 and C++14 standards
  • Python, C#, Java
  • Matlab, R
  • Qt 5, Unity 3D, DirectX and OpenGL
  • CMake Build System
  • STL, Boost and open source libraries
  • Google Test
  • Agile development processes, Jira


  • Ph.D. student in Game Design and Development, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)
    Research focus: Serious Game Development and Interactions
    PhD dissertation: The Effects of Emotions and Their Regulation on Decision-making Performance in Affective (Digital) Serious Games
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Split (Croatia)
    MS thesis: Business layer logic in information system for job applications

Awards and Honors

  • The Honorary Mention Best Paper Award, IFIP-ICEC ‘Entertainment Computing’ 2018


  • English (fluent)
  • Swedish (intermediate)
  • Japanese (intermediate)
  • Croatian