Bruce Maxim, Ph.D.

Narasimhamurthi "Nattu" Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering, Computer and Information Science
Bruce Maxim
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Computer and Information Science
233 Computer and Information Science Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128
MTW 4-6 and by appt

Teaching Areas:

Software Engineering, Computer and Information Science

Research Areas:

Engineering Education, Game Design, Machine Learning, Optimization, and Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering

Biography and Education


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

  1. Pressman, R. S. and Maxim, B. R. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, 9th Ed., NY, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2020.
  2. Lindquist, M; Maxim, B. R.; Proctor, J.; and Dolins, F. “The Effect of Audio Fidelity and Virtual Reality on the Perception of Virtual Greenspace”, Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 202, pp. 1-12, 2020.
  3. Rebai, S.; Kessentini, M.; Wang, H.; and Maxim, B. R. “Web Service Design Defects Detection: A Bi-Level Multi-Objective Approach”, Information and Software Technology, Vol. 121, pp. 1-48, 2020.
  4. Acharya, S.; Monohar, P.; Wu, P.; Maxim, B. R.; and Hansen, M. “Design, Development, and Delivery of Active Learning Tools in Software Verification & Validation Education”, Journal of Education and Learning, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.13-28, 2018.
  5. Mansoor, U.; Kessentini, M.; Maxim, B. R.; and Deb, K., “Multi-objective Code-smells Detection Using Good and Bad Design Examples”, Software Quality Journal,
    Vol. 25 No. 2: 529-552, 2017.
  6. Mansoor, U.; Kessentini, M.; Maxim, B.; and Wimmer, M. “Detection of High-level Model Using Multi-Objective Search-Based Software Engineering”, Empirical Software Engineering Journal, 1-24, 2016.
  7. Ammari, H.M.; Gomes, N.; Jacques, M.; Maxim, B.: and Yoon, D. “Survey of Sensor Network Applications and Architectural Components”, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks International Journal, 25 1-2: 1-44, 2015.
  8. B.R. Maxim and M. Turton “Use of Teams in Game Design and Software Engineering Capstone Classes”, Global Perspectives on Engineering Management, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp.21-26, 2013.
  9. H. M. Ammari , N. Gomes , W. Grosky , M. Jacques, B. Maxim, and D. Yoon “A Review of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks”, Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends (S. Khan, A. K. Pathan , and N.A. Alrajeh, Editors), Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2012.
  10. Maxim, B.R.; Turton, M.; and Nahle, W. “Work in Progress: Using Social Media to Teach Engineering Process”, Proceedings of 41st IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 2011, pp. S3H1-S3H2.
  11. Maxim, B.R.; Sable, M.; and Cristiano, J. “Service Learning and Virtual Worlds”, Proceedings of 40th IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Washington, DC, October 2010, pp. T2D1-T2D6.
  12. Maxim, B.R.; Sable, M.; Turton, M.; and Cristiano, J. “Service Learning and Computer Games”, Proceedings of Meaningful Play2010 Conference, East Lansing, MI, October 2010, pp. 1-20.
  13. Maxim, B.R. and Elenbogen, B. S. “Attracting K-12 Students to Study Computing,” Proceedings of 39th IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2009, pp. M1H1-M1H5.
  14. Maxim, B.R. “Serious Games as Software Engineering Capstone Projects”, Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association for Engineering Education, Chicago, IL, June 2008, pp.1-12.
  15. Shen, J., Maxim, B., Akingbehin, K. 2004. "Accurate Correction of Surface Noises of Polygonal Meshes," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2005 64: 1678-1698, 2005.

Awards and Recognition

  • UMD Distinguished Digital Education Award 2020
  • UM Distinguished Faculty Governance Award 2018
  • Narasimhamurthi "Nattu" Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering 2017
  • Campus Distinguished Teaching Award 2015
  • CECS Professor of the Year Designee 2013
  • Campus Distinguished Community Service Award 2008
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan Association of Governing Boards of Universities 1992
  • State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award 1991
  • Campus Distinguished Teaching Award 1990
  • Outstanding Young Man of America 1988