Bernd Bruegge

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Bernd Bruegge (German: Bernd Brügge) is a full professor at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the head of the Chair for Applied Software Engineering.[1] He is also an adjunct associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh.


Bruegge was born in 1951. He received a Bachelor degree in computer science at the University of Hamburg in 1978, a Master degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982 and a PhD degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985. He has been a professor at the Technische Universität München in Munich since 1997. From 2000 to 2003, he was a member of the Deutsche Telekom research committee. He has been a member of the research committee of Munich district (German: Münchner Kreis), a nonprofit association, since 2003 and member of the CIO Colloquium scientific advisory board since 2009. Bruegge is also the liaison professor for the German National Academic Foundation (German: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).

Research areas[edit]

His principal research areas are Modeling and semantics, Computational intelligence and Machine learning, Knowledge Management and representation, Process support and human factors, and Process models and methodologies


  • Herbert Simon Teaching Award Carnegie Mellon University (1985)
  • Recipient of a scholarship from the Patriotische Gesellschaft, a Hamburg-based association for the promotion of arts, manufacture and commerce (1975-1979)
  • German National Academic Foundation (1972-1978)
  • State champion in the German youth science competition Jugend forscht (English: Youth researchers): mathematics/computer science (1972)


Bernd Bruegge is the author of the following books:[2]

  • Bernd Bruegge, Allen Dutoit: Object-Oriented Software Engineering: Using UML, Patterns and Java (Third Edition). Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN 978-0136061250.
  • Eva-Maria Kern, Heinz-Gerd Hegering, Bernd Brügge: Managing Development and Application of Digital Technologies. Sringer. 2006. ISBN 3-540-34128-5.

He is also the author of many academic papers,[3] for example:

  • Bernd Bruegge, Allen Dutoit, Timo Wolf. Sysiphus: Enabling informal collaboration in global software development. In the proceedings of the International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2006.
  • Martin Bauer, Bernd Bruegge, et al. Design of a component-based augmented reality framework. In the Proceedings of IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality. 2001.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Allen Dutoit, et al. Transatlantic project courses in a university environment. In the proceedinds of the 7th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), 2000.
  • Allen Dutoit, Bernd Bruegge. Communication metrics for software development. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 24(8), pp. 615-628. 1998.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Allen Dutoit. Communication metrics for software development. In the proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 1997.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Ben Bennington. Applications of mobile computing and communication. IEEE Personal Communications, 3(1), pp. 64-71. 1996.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Robert Coyne. Teaching iterative and collaborative design: lessons and directions. Software Engineering Education, Springer, pp. 411-427, 1994.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Tim Gottschalk, Bin Luo. A framework for dynamic program analyzers. In ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 28(10), 1993.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Jim Blythe, et al. Object-oriented system modeling with OMT. In ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 27(10), pp. 359–376. 1992.
  • Bernd Bruegge, Peter Hibbard. Generalized path expressions: A high-level debugging mechanism. Journal of Systems and Software, 3(4), pp. 265-276. 1983.
  • Bernd Bruegge. Teaching an industry-oriented software engineering course. Software Engineering Education, Springer, pp. 63-87, 1992.