From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, as it appeared on March 17, 2010, prior to its deletion.
Martin Dudziak is an American scientist with academic and research background in quantum physics and biophysics. He has been inventor or co-inventor of technology and applications in areas of complex systems, quantum theory and emergent critical processes including sensor and response systems in the CBRNE area, particularly with respect to infectious diseases, their diagnosis and mutation tracking.
* 1 Personal and academic background
* 2 Career background
* 3 Professional summary
* 4 Publications, references, credentials and other background information
* 5 Additional background and activities
* 6 External links
Personal and academic background
Martin was born in and grew up in Buffalo, New York. He attended and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph's and Canisius High School. Entering Colgate University at age 17, he completed his dual-major BA in two years, noting later that "If I had to do it over again, I would have not rushed through college in order to develop better long-term social relationships." Martin received his master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins and The Union Institute and University respectively. He received his PhD in theoretical and computational physics in 1993, with David Bohm (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, Basil Hiley (also Birkbeck/London) and David Finkelstein (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Kevin Sharpe (unique as a PhD in mathematics and an Episcopal divinity degree) among the members of his doctoral committee.
Martin has worked for a number of corporations and universities including Intel Corporation, ST Microelectronics, Battelle laboratories, Medical College of Virginia(MCV), VCU, Martin-Marietta (now Lockheed-Martin) and Silicon Dominion. Since 2002 he had been working for TETRAD Technologies Group, Inc. which has been renamed and restructured as TETRADYN (TETRAD Dynamics), a private company based in Richmond, Virginia.
At MCV (VCU Medical Center) Martin established one of the earliest nanotechnology labs with NSF (National Science Foundation), DOE (Dept. of Energy), Jeffress Trust and Whittaker support. This was the Molecular Engineering and Biocomputing Lab (MEBC); Martin was a member of the faculty within the Biomedical Engineering Dept. (then headed by Dr. Richard Freer, subsequently founder and CEO of Commonwealth Biotechnologies, Inc.). He has concentrated individually on quantum networks and multi-soliton models applied to investigating quantum field effects in macroscopic including biological systems. His NSF-supported work in chaotic solitons was said (by NSF) to be the first such NSF-funded project conducted with active participants from and in former Soviet Union major physics centers (in particular, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR).
Martin's theoretical work has been and remains mainly in areas of quantum relativity and quantum gravity based upon solitonic field models and draws upon the work of Finkelstein, Segal, Selsnick, Skyrme, and also Markopoulou, Smolin, Wilczek, & Witten. In the late 1990s he became more active in applications, namely using these models as well as mutual information and inverse methods, drawn principally from medical imaging and subsurface sensing, for problems in distributed sensing and detection. The "NomadEyes" architecture incorporates the same into large, pseudo-random networks of sensors and communicators. This has demonstrated applicability in fields as diverse as biosensing and also counterterrorism and, more broadly, for the extension of knowledge acquisition, discovery and learning to problems involving emergent, critical events and (mathematically) catastrophic properties. This work came to be focused upon both prediction and response to large-scale emergent and emergency events.
After 2002 Martin's research and focus led to the co-founding of TETRAD Technologies Group, now part of TETRAD Dynamics (TETRADYN). and the development of the NomadEyes architecture for amorphous distributed sensing and situation awareness. The NomadEyes architecture was first designed in 2003 and has been copied and/or integrated as a basis for a number of projects by others at MITRE Corp., University of Pittsburgh, and Institute of Defense and Homeland Security (e.g., Local Eyes, Red Cell, others). NomadEyes has been designed to work with ordinary cellular phones and "COTS" (commercial off-the-shelf) technology for both military, homeland security and personal, civilian use.
One application, incorporating MEMS and nanoscale technology related directly to Martin's work in the early 90's and refined by collaborators and colleagues, and known as CEBIT (a family of sensors) includes sensing and detection of explosives of IEDs (improvised explosive devices, such as have been employed by terrorists and insurgents throughout the world). This has involved collaboration with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Army EDRC (Vicksburg, MS), Vanderbilt University and other institutions.
Martin's focus on PCR-based diagnostics and mutation detection and tracking for infectious diseases occupies the main activity presently of his work and that of TETRADYN (TETRAD Dynamics). The CRAIDO (Community Rapid Response for Infectious Disease Outbreaks) is a reconfigurable labstation for both mobile and stationary uses in public health epidemic and pandemic situations. This work has been recognized in particular by other scientists at CDC, Vanderbilt, UT, ORNL, MSSM, UNC and other other institutions.
Publications, references, credentials and other background information
Information can be found in various journal publications and conference proceedings, or through colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (in which Martin serves as a Fellow since July, 2009).
Additional background and activities
Martin's philosophical education and background has contributed to his involvement in a number of social-service and humanitarian-educational projects such as the Lincos Project, Digital Nations, Sano y Salvo, Futures Gateway, and EcOasis, projects that were initiated and/or co-sponsored by corporations including Intel when Martin was therein employed, and with support by AIHA, Eurasia Foundation, USAID, CENAT, and NIH. He is a founding member of the board of the Institute for Innovative Study (IIS). (This institute is presently (2009) in the process of being established in North Carolina.) Martin is active in the sustainable energy and materials field, principally with a focus upon bioprotection and containment/response for infectious diseases within human and animal populations and within good supplies.
Martin is also a writer of poetry and short fiction and an artist (painter) who has exhibited and participated in contemporary art performances in Europe including Moscow in 2002-2004.
With the exception of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, none of the organizations Dr. Dudziak claims to be a board member of, seem to exist. While his credentials are credible, it appears that much of his associations are utter fabrications.
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Analysis of deletion (for wikigeeks only):
The above bio article of Martin Dudziak was deleted from Wikipedia on March 18, 2010 after a unanimous deletion dicussion - 8 votes to delete, and none to keep.
Probably the main problem with this article is that it had no citations to any newspaper or any other independent sources. Its unverifiable in wikipedia lingo. Dr. Dudziak may well be a successful person, but there's no way to verify most of what's in the article except through Dr. Dudziak. And, though I don't have access to the article history, there's a good chance Dr. Dudziak contributed to his own article, and maybe even created the whole shebang. Many people don't know that wikipedia frowns upon such activity, thinking wikipedia must be some kind of alternate LinkedIn where you can put whatever you want on your "profile."
Alas, Dr. Dudziak even came by after this article was deleted to decry his deletion:
The claims made by the various commenters in this article are totally unsubstantiated.
It is very interesting that this has all come up following a serious set of internet hacks and attacks by some persons in and around Charlotte, NC.
Each of the comments made below, marked ### [here the good doctor is referring to markups he made on various editor's comments], standing for "DISPUTED WITH DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE" is coming from someone who, from all investigations, has: (a) no professional knowledge or experience in the scientific field [uh, this is wikipedia, where "anyone" literally can edit?] (b) no professional knowledge or experience of Martin Dudziak in his prior work, employment, accreditation, etc. (c) no evident familiarity with my published and conference-presented work [because there is no published press coverage on it, apparently, which is why tons of perfectly nice academics are not on wikipedia.] (d) no evident basis for making any of the criticisms hereby made.
Personally, I believe this is part of a series of personalized attacks made to discredit me personally and professionally by a small set of individuals who simply "have an axe to grind" and should not be allowed to serve as Wikipedia editors.[Conspiracies rarely ensue around articles like this, but conspiracy theorists do.]
The matter is simple - at http://tetradyn.com/professormd are, among other files, references, with contacts. These include former colleagues, employers, employees, and friends. Who knows Martin Dudziak better? Professionals in universities, companies, government agencies, or the persons who have made these comments here below? You, the reader, be the judge, for yourself, but this looks very suspicious, and particularly with respect to the dates of these comments, all in March, 2009, and almost all on 11.March.2010. That in itself should be very interesting to any clear-headed, objective reader. You may want to read the Special Public notice at http://tetradyn.com for some further enlightenment.
Thank you, Dr. Martin Dudziak
Well, for now, Dr Dudziak's article is preserved here, though I am happy to remove it upon his request.