E. Bruce Pitman

PhD

E. Bruce Pitman

PhD

E. Bruce Pitman

PhD

Research Topics

Mathematical modeling; high performance computing; model uncertainty and uncertainty quanti cation

Contact Information

123 Bell Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-0739

pitman@buffalo.edu

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Research Grants

  • Co-Investigator, with A.K. Parta and M. Bursik “Collaborative Research: Advancing Statistical Surrogates for Linking Multiple Computer Models with Disparate Data for Quantifying Uncertain Hazards”, National Science Foundation.  2016-2018. $200,924
  • Co-Investigator, with G. Valentine, M. Burski, and A.K. Patra “Hazards SEES: Persistent volcanic crises resilience in the face of prolonged and uncertain risk”, National Science Foundation.  2015-2018.  $2,875,000
  • Co-Investigator, with E. Calder and A.K. Patra “Collaborative Research: Statistical and Computational Models and Methods for Extracting Knowledge from Massive Dis- parate Data for Quantifying Uncertain Hazards”, National Science Foundation. 2012- 2015. $277,871
  • Co-Investigator, with A.K. Patra, P. Singla. T. Singh and M. Bursik “Application of DDDAS Ideas to the Computation of Volcanic Plume Transport”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 2011-2014. $492,418
  • Principal Investigator, with M. Bursik, A.K. Patra, T. Singh and P. Singla “IDR/Collaborative Research: Characterizing Uncertainty in  the  Motion  of  Volcanic  Plumes  Advected  by Wind Fields”, National Science Foundation.  2011-2016.  $537,704
  • Co-Investigator, with V. Chaurhary, T Furlani, D. Kofke, and A. Patra “MRI-R2: Ac- quisition of a Data Intensive Supercomputer for Innovative and Transformative Research in Science and Engineering”, National Science Foundation.  2010-2013. $4,600,351
  • Principal Investigator, with T. Furlani “Mayor’s Next Generation Scientists Program”, City of Buffalo. 2009. $30,000
  • Co-Investigator, with J. Ringland, D. Moore-Russo, S. Sen, “Collaborative Research: CSUMS: URGE to Compute”, National Science Foundation.  2008-2011.  $495,904
  • Principal Investigator, with E. Calder, “FRG: Collaborative Research: Prediction and Risk of Extreme Events Utilizing Mathematical Computer Models of Geophysical Pro- cesses”, National Science Foundation. 2007-2011. $285,648
  • Co-Investigator with M. Sheridan “Model Development For Two-Phase Thin Layer Flows and Validation Using Debris Flows at Tungurahua, Ecuador and Ruapehu, New Zealand”, National Science Foundation. 2007-2011. $272,273
  • Principal Investigator, with G. Biondini and B. Spencer “SCREMS: Scientific Comput- ing Research Environment for the Mathematical Sciences at Buffalo”, National Science Foundation.  2007-2010. $50,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Studies of Renal Hemodynamics”, National Science Foundation. 2006-2011.  $216,741
  • Principal Investigator, with M. Bursik and A. Patra, “CMG Research: Studies of Sedi- ment Gravity Flows”, National Science Foundation.  2006-2011. $459,673
  • Principal Investigator, “A Proposal to the Council of Graduate Schools: Support for a Needs Assessment and Planning for Professional Social Science and Humanities Master’s Degree Programs at the University Buffalo”.  2003-2004. $15,000
  • Co-Investigator with A. Zhang, W. Jusko, M. Trevisan, “Buffalo Center for Biomedical Computing: Computational Approaches to Disease Causes and Treatment”, National Institutes of Health.  2003-2006.  $750,000
  • Principal Investigator, “The Next Generation Scientists: Training Materials” Verizon Corporation.  2002-2004. $50,000
  • Co-Investigator with A. Patra, M. Sheridan, C. Bloebaum and D. Mark, “ITR/AP&IM: Information Processing for Integrated Observation and Simulation-based Risk Manage- ment of Geophysical Mass Flows” National Science Foundation.  2001-2005. $1,924,981
  • Co-Investigator with M. Sheridan and M. Bursik, “Simulation of Rock Avalanches and Pyroclastic Flows” National Science Foundation.  2001-2005. $225,036
  • Principal Investigator, “Developing a Professional Master’s Degree at the University at Buffalo” Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 2001-2007. $225,000
  • Co-Investigator with C. Weeks, W. Panghorn, G. DeTitta and R. Miller, “HPNC: High Performance Network Connection for the Hauptman-Woodward Institute” National Sci- ence  Foundation.  2001-2004. $150,000
  • Co-Investigator with K. Hoffman and others, “Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis and Visualization University at Buffalo IRCAF. 2001-2002.  $10,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Multidimensional Problems in Granular Plasticity” National Sci- ence  Foundation.  1999-2003. $79,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Data Mining for M&T Bank” 1999-2000. $51,000
  • Co-Investigator with J. Bell, L. Coburn, W. Menasco and B. Spencer, Scientific Comput- ing Research Environment for the Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation. 1996-1998. $72,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Mathematical Models of Renal Dynamics” subcontract of Na- tional Institutes of Health award to H. Layton and Duke University. 1995-1999. $106,743
  • Principal Investigator, “Multidimensional Problems in Dynamic Plasticity” National Sci- ence  Foundation.  1995-1998. $90,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Multidimensional Problems in Dynamic Plasticity” National Sci- ence Foundation and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  1993-1994. $21,000
  • Principal Investigator, “Multidimensional Problems in Dynamic Plasticity” National Sci- ence Foundation and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  1992-1994.  $67,336
  • Principal Investigator, “Supercomputing Resources”, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Cen- ter. 1991-1995. 400 hours
  • Co-Investigator with L. Coburn, W. Menasco, J. Ringland and Y.H. Wan, Scientific Com- puting Research Environment for the Mathematical Sciences, National Science Founda- tion. 1991-1993. $55,300
  • Principal Investigator, “Dynamic Models of the Kidney”, subcontract of National Insti- tutes of Health contract to Duke University (H. Layton, Principal Investigator). 1991.
  • $24,574
  • Co-Investigator with H. Layton “Supercomputing Resources”, North Carolina Supercom- puting Center. 1990-1991. 200  hours
  • Principal Investigator, “Plastic Deformation of Granular Materials”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 1988-1989, 1989-1993. $63,584