For Immediate Release
September 30, 2003

Contact:  Robert Florida
                Public Relations
                (973) 596-5203

Yankees, Red Sox, Braves and Giants Favored To Take Series, Says New Jersey Institute of Technology Math Professor

WHO:Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2003.

WHAT: According to Bukietís mathematical model, which takes into account the seasonís performance of the position players and pitchers, in the American League the New York Yankees have a 68.9 percent chance of beating the Minnesota Twins, and the Boston Red Sox have a 70.6 percent chance of beating the Oakland Athletics. In the National League, the San Francisco Giants have a 71.1 percent of eliminating the Florida Marlins, while the Atlanta Braves have a 59 percent chance of defeating the Chicago Cubs. Daily updates will be posted on his website: baseball/playoff03.html.

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

WHERE: Heís available for interview either at his office at 518 Cullimore Hall or by phone: (973) 596-8392. His email address is

BACKGROUND: Bukiet has discussed his baseball model on CNN Headline News. Heís 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. NJIT ranks in Tier 2 of U.S. News & World Reportís list of national doctoral universities.

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