Phillip R. Coleman
Senior Computational Scientist
Phone: (865) 574-5393
Fax: (865) 574-4634
MS, Mathematics, University of Tennessee (1967).
BS, Mathematics, University of Tennessee (1966).
Population Distribution and Dynamics,
Spatial analysis and modeling,
High Performance Geocomputation
1968 - Present, Computer Applications, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1970 – 1975, Night School Teacher, Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1966 - 1967, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Awards, Honors, and Certifications
- ORNL Significant Event Award: February 2008. "ACSES: Actionable Capabilities for Social and Economic Systems."
- U.S. Patent: 7,247,024. Bright, Coleman, et al., "Method for Spatially Distributing a Population" July 24, 2007.
- R&D 100 Award: November 2006 "LandScan 2004: Global Population Database."
- U.S. Copyright Awards: LandScan 2006 (in progress), LandScan 2005, LandScan 2004, LandScan 2003, LandScan 2002, LandScan 2001.
- ORNL Significant Event Award: June 2005. "In support of tsunami disaster humanitarian relief efforts by providing up-to-date, high-resolution population distributions using ORNL’s LandScan Global population database."
- ORNL Significant Event Award: September 2004. "In Recognition of Significant Contribution to the Department of Energy Office of Energy Assurance."
- Specialties: Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Computational Geometry, Application Programming
- Programming Languages: FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Arc Macro Language, ArcView Avenue, MapObjects
- GIS Applications: Arc/Info, ArcView
Selected Publications and Presentations
Global Land Cover. Joint Effects Model-Technical Information Meeting. Reston, Virginia. September 24, 2007.
LandScan. HPAC Independent Validation and Verification. Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. August 13-14, 2007.
Protection Factors. Consequence of Execution Nuclear Integration. Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. July 25, 2007.
LandScan and Building Densities. Collateral Damage Working Group. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Virginia. July 24, 2007.
LandScan: Status and Direction. Association of American Geographers 2007. San Francisco, California. April 19, 2007.
Population Distribution and Dynamics. TAMU Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security. College Station, Texas. November 15, 2006.
Mapping of Settlements in High Resolution Satellite Imagery using High Performance Computing. Association of American Geographers 2006. Chicago, Illinois March 8, 2006.
Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., Coleman, P. & Urban, M. (2007) LandScan USA: A high resolution geospatial and temporal modeling approach for population distribution and dynamics. GeoJournal. 69(1), 103-117.
Sabesan, A., Abercrombie, K., Ganguly, A., Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., & Coleman, P. Metrics for the Comparative Analysis of Geospatial Datasets with Applications to High-Resolution Grid-based Population Data. "Where Are We?" a special issue of GeoJournal. In press.
Patterson, L, et al. Assessing spatial an dattribute errors in large national datasets for population distribution models, "Where Are We?" a special issue of GeoJournal. In press.
Cai, Q., Rushton, G., B. Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., & Coleman, P. (2006). Estimating small-area populations by age and sex using spatial interpolation and statistical inference methods. Transactions in GIS, 10(4): 577–598.
Dobson, J. E., Bright, E. A., Coleman, P. R., & Bhaduri, B.L. (2003). LandScan: A global population database for estimating populations at risk. In V. Mesev (Ed.), Remotely Sensed Cities (267-281). London: Taylor & Francis.
Bhaduri, B. L., Bright, E. A., Coleman, P. R., & Dobson, J.E. (2002). LandScan: Locating people is what matters. Geoinformatics, 5(2), 34-37.
Dobson, J. E., Bright, E. A., Coleman, P. R., Durfee, R. C., & Worley, B.A. (2000). A global population database for estimating populations at risk. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 66(7), 849-57.