Bruce Bugbee

Bruce Bugbee

Computational Statistician

(303) 275-3191
At NREL Since: 

Bruce Bugbee is a computational statistician with the Computational Science Center.

His research has focused primarily on semiparametric regression, functional data, and variational approximation methods. After he earned his Ph.D in 2014 Dr. Bugbee spent a year working as a postdoctoral researcher at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he contributed to efforts to study various statistical questions in epigenetics related to cancer. Dr. Bugbee joined NREL in September 2015 as a support to a wide variety of groups at NREL.


  • 2014 Ph.D in Statistics, Colorado State University

  • 2010 M.S. in Statistics, Colorado State University

  • 2008 B.S. in Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines

Selected Publications 

  1. Bugbee, Bruce D., F. Jay Breidt, and Mark J. van der Woerd (2015). "Laplace Variational Approximation for Semiparametric Regression in the presence of Heteroskedastic Errors.." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (DOI:10.1080/10618600.2014.983642);
  2. Bugbee jr, Bruce D. (2014). "Semiparametric regression in the presence of complex variance structures arising from small angle X-ray scattering data." PhD diss., Colorado State University 2014