Bruce Bukiet's Homepage

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Associate Prof. of Math Sciences
Associate Dean College of Science and Liberal Arts
Office: 501 and 518 Cullimore Hall
Phone:(973) 596-8392
Fax:(973) 596-5591
Department of Mathematical Sciences

University Heights, 
Newark, NJ, 07102-1982

Office Hours:

Tuesday 4:00-5:30 pm and Wednesday 10 am - 12 noon. ROOM 501 Cullimore
Please call or e-mail me for an appointment at other times.

Prof. Bukiet's Baseball Page

More Baseball/Gambling info. by Prof. Bukiet

Some Media Coverage of Prof. Bukiet

Slides for "Mathematical Magic Tricks and Why They Work, PCTM 2003"

Slides for "Inspiring Students to Want to Learn Math, AMTNJ 2002"

Slides for "Detecting Fraud and Streaks in Sports, AMTNJ 2001"

Fall 2014 Course

Math 611: Numerical Methods for Computation T 6:00-9:05 pm (Faculty Memorial Hall 413)
Homework File (may be revised from time to time)

Podcasts (from Math 340 Spring 2014 may be helpful):

Previous Courses

Background and Research Interests

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics Dept., NJIT, 1989-present
  • Staff Member, Group T-14, Theoretical and Applied Detonation Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987-1989
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Groups T-14 and X-7, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1986-1987
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 1986, (Research Advisor: James Glimm)

    Research Areas: mathematical modeling, scientific computation to solve applied problems including those involving detonation phenomena, mathematical physiology and baseball.

Some Publications

  • Rebecca Sichel, Uri Carl and Bruce Bukiet, Modeling Perfect Games and No-Hitters in Baseball Baseball Research Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 58-65, Spring 2011.
  • Bruce Bukiet and Kevin Fritz, Objectively Determining Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Players International Journal for Performance Analysis in Sport, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 152-169, Aug. 2010.
  • Jonathan Lansey and Bruce Bukiet, Internet Search Result Probabliities: Heaps' Law and Word Associativity Journal of Quantitative Liguistics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 40-66, Feb. 2009.
  • Hans Chaudhry, Bruce Bukiet, Zhiming Ji, Thomas Findley Measurement of Balance in Computer Posturography: Comparison of Methods A Brief Review Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Online May, 2008 Vol. 15, No. 1, Jan. 2011, pp 82-91.
  • Bruce Bukiet and Roy Goodman Methods of Applied Mathematics: Honors Mathematics 450 and 451 Honors in Practice, vol. 3, 2007., pp. 171-173.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet and Thomas Findley Mathematical Analysis of Applied Loads on Skeletal Muscles During Manual Therapy} Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 108, No. 12, pp. 680-688, Dec. 2008.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, R. Schleip, Z. Ji, B. Bukiet, M. Maney, T. Findley, Three Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fascia in Manual Therapy Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 108, No. 8, Aug. 2008, pp. 379-390.
  • M. Ovens and B. Bukiet, A Mathematical Modelling Approach to One-Day Cricket Batting Orders Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 5, pp. 495-502, 2006.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, C-Y. Huang, R. Schleip, Z. Ji, B. Bukiet, T. Findley, Viscoelastic Behavior of Human Fasciae under Extension in Manual Therapy Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Vol. 11, pp. 159-167, April, 2007.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, Thomas Findley, Karen Quigley, Zhiming Ji, Miriam Maney, Tiffany Sims and Bruce Bukiet, Postural Stability Index is a More Valid Measure of Stability than Equilibrium Score, Journal of rehabilitation research and development, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 547-556, July/August 2005.
  • H. Chaudhry, T. Findley, K. S. Quigley, B. Bukiet, Z. Ji, T. Sims, M. Maney "Measures of Postural Stability" Journal of rehabilitation research and development, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 713-720, Sept/Oct 2004.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet, S. Kirshblum "Analysis of Stress and Pressure in the Human Alveolar Wall Before Bursting" Journal of Mechanics in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 153-159.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet, A. .B. Ritter, R. Arora "Mechanical Properties of Diseased Hearts in Adaptation" Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 2, No. 2, (Apr. 2002) pp. 1-12.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet, M. Siegel, A. B. Ritter, T. Findley and N. Guzelsu "Adaptation of Passive Rat Left Ventricle in Diastolic Dysfunction", Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 201, No. 1, (Nov. 1999), pp. 37-46.
  • J. Starkenberg, V. Boyle and B. Bukiet, "Application of Front-Tracking Methods to Explosive Initiation Modeling", Proceedings of the International Workshop on New Models and Predictive Methods for Shock Wave / Dynamics Processes in Energetic Materials and Related Solids, College Park, Maryland, July 4-9, 1999.
  • H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet, A. B. Ritter and T. Findley "Evaluation of Residual Stress in Rabbit Skin and the Relevant Material Constants", Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 192, p. 191-195, 1998.
  • R. Dave and B. Bukiet, "Non-Intrusive Rigid Body Tracking Technique for Dry Particulate Flows, Part 1: Theoretical Aspects", Review of Scientific Instruments Vol. 69, No. 10, Oct. 1998.
  • Bukiet, B., " (abstract) Solving Curved Detonation Riemann Problems" page 1 , other pages , figure captions , figures , Proceedings of the 1997 APS Conference on Shock Compression and Condensed Matter - August, 1998.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B., Ritter, A. B., Findley, T. and Guzelsu, N. "Optimal Patterns for Suturing Wounds", Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 31, (July, 1998), pp. 653-662.
  • Bukiet, B., Harold, E., and Palacios, J., "(postscript) A Markov Chain Approach to Baseball", (pdf version) , Operations Research, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 14-23, Jan/Feb 1997.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B., and Regan, T., "Dynamic Stresses and Strains in the Left Ventricular Wall based on Large Deformation Theory", International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 621-631, 1997.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B., Davis, A., Ritter, A. B. and Findley, T. "Residual Stresses in Oscillating Thoracic Arteries Reduce Circumferential Stresses and Stress Gradients", Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997, pp. 57-62.
  • Bukiet, B., Pelesko, J., Li, X. L., and Sachdev, P. L., "A Characteristic Based Numerical Method for Nonlinear Wave Equations," computers and mathematics with applications, Vol. 31, No. 7, 1996, pp. 75-79.
  • Menikoff, R., Lackner, K. and Bukiet, B, "Modeling Flows with Curved Detonation Waves", Combustion and Flame, Vol. 104, No. 3, Feb. 1, 1996.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B. and Findley, T., "Stresses and Strains in the Passive Left Ventricle", Journal of Biological Systems Vol. 4, No. 4, 1996, pp. 535-554.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B. and Davis, A. M., "Stresses and Strains in the Left Ventricular Wall Approximated as a Thick Conical Shell Using Large Deformation Theory", Journal of Biological Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1996, pp. 353-372.
  • Chaudhry, H. R., Bukiet, B. and Lacker, M., "The Effect of Residual Stresses on Wave Speed in Arteries", J. Biol. Systems Vol. 4, No. 2, 1996, pp. 171-180.

Funded Projects

  • NSF GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS IN K-12 EDUCATION  (GK-12) program 2007-2013, "Computation and Communication: Promoting Research Integration in Science and Mathematics (C2PRISM)"
  • NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program 2006-2012, "Teacher Education Collaboration for High Needs Schools - New Jersey (TECHS-NJ)"
  • NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program 2005-2008, "Equipment and Modules for a Capstone Course in Applied Mathematics"
  • APS-NYSS Outreach grant 2002-2003, "Mathematical and Physical Sciences Workshop for High School Students and Teachers"
  • APS-NYSS Outreach grant 2001-2002 "Mathematical and Physical Sciences Workshop for High School Students and Teachers"
  • US Army/Batelle Contract -- Modeling Detonation Initiation, 1997-2001
  • NASA Student Launch Project 1997-1999.
  • NSF-ILI grant for Capstone Course and Laboratory, 1996-1998.


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