בס"ד Education: BS in Chemistry from SUNY Stonybrook, 1973; Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1979. Her dissertation involved laser spectroscopy that used computers not only for data analysis but also for data acquisition. Dr. Marion Ceruti’s career at Navy Laboratories, including NOSC, NRaD and SSC Pacific, started as a physicist in June 1979. The first project was the blue-green laser downlink program, which resulted in NOSC TR 470 published that year. Taking assignment with the marine-mammals division in the NOSC Hawai'i laboratory on O'ahu, her next projects were associated with animal behavior and capabilities, resulting in publications on echolocation, marine-mammal chemoreception and biochemistry, e.g. NOSC Technical Report 930 and a journal article in Comparative Physiology. As she developed her background in acoustics, she supported the aural enhancement of active sonobuoys and conducted time-separation pitch psycho-acoustic experiments, which resulted in several conference presentations and an article in the Journal of Applied Acoustics on how to train blind people to navigate in the absence of object cues. While at the Hawai'i she continued here life-long interests in surfing, diving, and music. She was a US Navy research diver and helped perform underwater experiments. She also developed an interest in flying, having earned an FAA commercial glider pilot's license with single-engine land privileges. She also became a flight instructor and joined the Civil Air Patrol where she became a safety officer at the state level. In San Diego, 1987, Dr. Ceruti continued her interest in computing and became an internationally recognized leader in information management, evidenced by numerous invitations to write book chapters and journal articles, as well as invitations to speak in international meetings. For example, she wrote invited book chapters in the Handbook of Local Area Networks, the Handbook of Data Management, and Heterogeneous Information Exchange and Organizational Hubs. She delivered invited papers, for example, at the IEEE COMPSAC98 in Vienna and at the BMi defense conference in London. Also a conference organizer, she was general chair of the NSG and AFCEA National Database Colloquium for 14 years. She managed a four-year ONR program, Knowledge Management for Distributed-Tracking (KMDT), which resulted in many more publications, some in international conference proceedings, and a publication award. Dr. Ceruti supported the chemical- and biological-weapons defense community, having published various papers on the next-generation chemical and biological sensors and their data fusion. Her paper topics have varied from soft-computing methods for diagnose and prediction of glaucoma, to the use of Maya hieroglyphics for military communications. Her publication-of-the-year award in 2003 was for her first paper in the Infodynamics series titled “States of Matter and States of Information.” Since then, she published five other papers on Infodynamics, one of which, an invited journal article resulted in a publication award of honorable mention. With the Tactical Situation-Assessment Technology (TSAT) team, her haptic data-glove invention has won many awards. Out of over 120 publications, 23 have generated awards. Dr. Ceruti’s awards include: Cold War Service Certificate for service to the United States during the "Cold War" Seven Honorable-Mention Publication awards between 1995 and 2010 Publication Award of Excellence, 1999 Distinguished Achievement in Project Accomplishment, 2000 Group Achievement Award of Merit, 2002 Distinguished Achievement in Leadership, 2005 Distinguished Team Achievement Award, 2006 Exemplary Civilian Service Achievement Award, 2008 30-year Service Award, 2009 Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region award for outstanding technology development, 2009 Patent Application: “Wireless Haptic Glove for Language and Information Transference,” Navy Case No. 99084, 2009 Patent: “Hall-Effect Sensor System for Gesture Recognition, Information Coding and Processing,” US 8,421,448 B1 awarded 16 Apr 2013 Team SPAWAR Innovation Award for Science and Technology Product, Process or Service, 2010 Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2010. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Suffolk Chapter, New York. Her national number is 586410. Dr. Ceruti is a charter member of the Historical Diving Society, having descended from the inventor of the diving helmet, Charles Anthony Deane. She resides with her husband of over 30 years on Maui, Hawai'i, USA. Bill and Marion were married on New Year's Day in 1989. Now everyone can celebrate our anniversary with us while we celebrate the new year! She is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery, a non-sectarian organization. She is a speaker and organizer for a study group that is focused on spiritual practice and experience.
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