E. Bruce Pitman
810 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: (716) 645-2711
Fax: (716) 645-3888
E. Bruce Pitman, a noted researcher and professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Mathematics, adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2011.
Pitman holds a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Northwestern University and earned his PhD in mathematics from Duke University in 1985. He held postdoctoral appointments at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, and was on the faculty at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, before joining the UB faculty as assistant professor of mathematics in 1989. He was subsequently promoted to associate and full professor. Pitman served as UB's vice provost for educational technology from 2000-03 before being named CAS Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs in 2003.
His work at UB is marked by outstanding academic research and the development of new and innovative graduate and undergraduate programs. He has led the development of unique educational outreach programs for high school students that offer hands-on experience with applied computer modeling and simulation to solve important problems in math, science, engineering and medicine. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers and reports, and has been principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $9 million of research and equipment awards.
With support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health he has conducted research in mathematical biology -- notably renal hemodynamics -- and has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his work on granular materials and, most recently, modeling and computation and analysis of geophysical mass flows.