Bruce R. Maxim has worked as a software engineer, project manager, professor, author, and consultant for more than thirty years. His research interests include software engineering, human computer interaction, game design, social media, artificial intelligence, and computer science education.

Dr. Maxim is associate professor of computer and information science at the University of Michigan—Dearborn. He established the GAME Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He has published a number of papers on computer algorithm animation, game development, and engineering education. He is coauthor of a best-selling introductory computer science text. Dr. Maxim has supervised several hundred industry-based software development projects as part of his work at UM-Dearborn.

Dr. Maxim’s professional experience includes managing research information systems at a medical school, directing instructional computing for a medical campus, and working as a statistical programmer. Dr. Maxim served as the chief technology officer for a game development company.
Dr. Maxim was the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards and a distinguished community service award. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Pi Mu Epsilon, Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Society of Women Engineers, and International Game Developers Association.

Bruce Maxim

Associate Professor



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