Kenneth (Ken) Martin


  • SIGGRAPH 1999

    Dr. Martin started his career at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development (GE CRD) as a member of the Computer Graphics and Systems Program. In 1998 Dr. Martin completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Rensselaer with his thesis titled “Image Guided Borescope Tip Pose Determination”. This thesis combines the fields of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision to address model based pose estimation. In his eight years at GE CRD Dr. Martin he’s made a number of contributions to the field of visualization. He’s published eight peer-reviewed papers and filed three patents. He is second author on The Visualization Toolkit: An Object Oriented Approach to Computer Graphics (first & second edition) which is the class textbook at many universities. He is a course presenter and organizer for both SIGGRAPH and IEEE Visualization conferences. Dr. Martin’s specific contributions include vector field visualization, biomagnetic medical visualization, pose estimation, and visualization architectures. Currently Dr. Martin is a technical contributor and CFO of Kitware Inc., a small start up firm devoted to scientific visualization.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Ken Martin is a computer scientist at GE’s Research and Development Center. He received his B.S. in physics and M.S. in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science. Mr. Martin’s research interests include computer vision and biomagnetic analysis. His contributions include patents  and publications regarding algorithms for novel pattern recognition, cutting tool fault prediction, vector cardiogram display, and vector field animation.  


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