For Immediate Release
August 22, 2002
Contact Information: Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-5203

Media Advisory

New Jersey Institute of Technology Math Professor Gets a Bang Out of Baseball

WHAT:How much would a trade effect a major league baseball team's record? Would the Mets make the playoffs if they acquired Sammy Sosa? An NJIT math professor's mathematical model can answer these questions. The model can also compute the number of games a team should win and the team's optimal batting order.

WHO: Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT, has an expertise in numerical methods and mathematical modeling. He has done research on the math of explosives, but it's baseball that really gives him a blast.

WHEN: Bukiet is available to illustrate his mathematical model or to discuss it over the phone with reporters during weekdays.

WHERE: He's available for interview either at his office at 518 Cullimore Hall or by phone: (973) 596-8392. His email address is, and his website is:

BACKGROUND: Bukiet recently discussed his baseball model on CNN Headline News. He's also been interviewed by CBC radio featured in the Jerusalem Post, the National Post (Canada) and other publications.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.