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Bruce Boghosian

Adjunct Professor
Computer Science
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics

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Bruce Boghosian

Adjunct Professor
Computer Science
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics

Phone 617.627.3054
211 Bromfield-Pearson Hall
503 Boston Ave, Medford, MA
Research: 
theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, quantum computation
Biography: 

Bruce Boghosian is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science. He received a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Applied Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, with emphasis on an improved understanding of fluid turbulence. Previously, he was a research associate professor at Boston University and a Senior Scientist at Thinking Machines Corporation in Cambridge, MA.  

Education: 
Ph.D., Applied Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1987
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
Professional Experience: 
2003–present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University

2000–present

Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, Tufts University

1994–2003

Research Associate Professor, Center for Computational Science and Department of Physics, Boston University

1986–1994

Senior Scientist, Mathematical Sciences Research Group, Thinking Machines Corporation

Research Interests: 

Boghosian's research interests includes computational fluid dynamics, the dynamical systems approach to fluid dynamics, lattice models of fluid dynamics, topological fluid dynamics, and vortex dynamics in two and three dimensions.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2003: HPC Challenge award for Most Innovative Data-Intensive Computation, Supercomputing 2003, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery
2002: Recipient of Undergraduate Initiative in Teaching (UNITE) award, College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Tufts University
Selected Professional Activities: 
2003–2005: Book Review Editor, Computing in Science and Engineering
2001–present: Editorial Board member, Computing in Science and Engineering
2001–present: Editorial Board member, Physica A
1997–present: Editorial Board member, International Journal of Modern Physics C – Physics and Computers
Professional Memberships: 
American Physical Society