Freshly Pressed: Bhise, Maxim, Scarlatta


Freshly Pressed highlights books written or edited by members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn community.

Freshly Pressed highlights books written or edited by members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn community. Faculty, staff, alumni and students are welcome to submit their recently published titles to this column by e-mailing Reporter editor Kate Malicke at with a summary of the book, a high-resolution JPEG of the book’s cover and a URL where readers can learn more, if applicable.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Lecturer Vivek Bhise’s book, Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation, has been published by CRC Press.

From the publisher: This book is about how to develop future automotive products by applying the latest methodologies based on a systems engineering approach and by taking into account many issues facing the auto industry such as meeting government safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations, incorporating advances in new technology applications in structural materials, power trains, vehicle lighting systems, displays and telematics, and satisfying the very demanding customer.

It is financially disastrous for any automotive company to create a vehicle that very few people want. To design an automotive product that will be successful in the marketplace requires carefully orchestrated teamwork of experts from many disciplines, substantial amount of resources, and application of proven techniques at the right time during the product development process.

Computer and Information Science Associate Professor Bruce Maxim was one of four editors of Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud, which was recently published by Elsevier Science & Technology Books.

From the publisher: Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud is designed to be a single resource that brings together research on how software architectures can solve the challenges imposed by building big data software systems. The challenges of big data on the software architecture can relate to scale, security, integrity, performance, concurrency, parallelism, and dependability, amongst others. Big data handling requires rethinking architectural solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements related to volume, variety and velocity.

French Associate Professor Gabriella Scarlatta served as editor with Lidia Radi of, Representing Heresy in Early Modern France, published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto. Her article, “Le solei lest devenu noir’: Picturing heresy in late renaissance love lyric,” is included in the book. 

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