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).
Research Experience and Interests
Mr. Phil Coleman has more than 41 years experience in computational analysis, application programming, computational geometry, geographic information sciences, and data visualization. He was an integral part of the Oak Ridge team that developed sophisticated GIS systems in the 1970s. Mr. Coleman’s early work included the development of new computer algorithms that provided the capability for the analysis and display of large national databases.
Mr. Coleman’s current activities include the modeling and development of population at risk estimation algorithms that combine remote sensing data, GIS, and atmospheric transport technologies and advanced geo-visualization development.
Mr. Coleman has contributed to a wide variety of projects including the development of the earliest forms of GIS software; population at risk estimation; national surface water planning and flooding prediction; assessment of public health and environmental impacts associated with the storage, transport, and disposal of ordnance; assessment of risks associated with radioactive material transport; natural resource management; terrain modeling; assessment of environmental impacts associated with military training exercises; development of the Oak Ridge Environmental Information System; and hazardous waste site characterization.
Mr. Coleman is the author or co-author of more than 75 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He holds one patent, and was the recipient of an R&D 100 award in 2006. He is proficient in FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Arc Macro Language, ArcView Avenue, MapObjects, FoxPro, and dBase programming languages, as well as Arc/Info, ArcView, Access, Excel, SQL databases, MapInfo, and AutoCAD software packages.