She earned a BS in Chemistry from SUNY Stonybrook, 1973; and the Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1979. Her dissertation involved laser spectroscopy of molecules in the gas phase, using computers not only for data analysis but also for data acquisition.
Dr. Marion Ceruti’s career at Navy Laboratories started at the Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC), and continued with NRaD and ended at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Pacific. She was hired at NOSC 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 Naval Ocean Systems Center Hawai'i laboratory on O'ahu, her next projects were associated with animal behavior and capabilities. She was a US Navy research diver and helped perform underwater experiments to test new devices based on advanced technology. In 1987 she transferred to the NOSC laboratory in San Diego, California, where she continued her interest in computing and became an internationally recognized leader in information management. Dr. Ceruti also supported the chemical- and biological-weapons defense community, having joined the Tactical Situation-Assessment Technology (TSAT) team, whose objectives included scientific and technical advances in the area of visual language, and chemical and biological weapons defense.
Dr. Ceruti's early projects resulted 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. After transferring to the NOSC laboratory in San Diego, she received 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, United Kingdom. Also a conference organizer, she was general chair of the Naval Security Group's and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)'s Federal Database Colloquium for 14 years. She managed a four-year program sponsored, in part, by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The program, Knowledge Management for Distributed-Tracking (KMDT) was focused on data fusion, de-clutter, simplification of tactical information in command centers during naval warfare. This program resulted in many more publications, some in international conference proceedings, and a publication award. Dr. Ceruti 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.” Infodynamics is the information equivalent of thermodynamics, which includes other dynamic quantities in addition to entropy. 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 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; Team SPAWAR Innovation Award for Science and Technology Product, Process or Service, 2010; Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2010; Patent: “Hall-Effect Sensor System for Gesture Recognition, Information Coding and Processing,” US 8,421,448 B1 awarded 16 Apr 2013.
While at the NOSC Hawai'i laboratory she continued here life-long interests in surfing, diving, writing, and music. 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. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Suffolk Chapter, New York. She is also a member of the Hildreth Family Association. Dr. Ceruti is a charter member of the Historical Diving Society, having descended from the inventor of the diving helmet, Charles Anthony Deane. Decades after transferring to San Diego, she produced two compact discs mainly of Italian renaissance music and baroque music, which also included original compositions. She resides with her husband of over 30 years on Maui, Hawai'i, USA. She is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery, a non-sectarian organization. Dr. Ceruti is a speaker and organizer for a study group that is focused on spiritual practice and experience. She is a member of the Kent, UK team. , and the Glamorgan team of the Wales focus group.
Direct descent from Magna Carta Surety Barons
Roger le Bigod, Earl of Norfolk (Bigod-2)
Hugh le Bigod, (later Earl of Norfolk) (Bigod-1)
John de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln and Constable of Chester, (Lacy-284)
Saher de Quincy, Earl of Winchester (Quincy-226)
Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford (Clare-58)
Direct descent or cousin through Hannah Jessup (Jessup-164) and Robert Hopton MP (Hopton-39).
Gilbert de Clare (later Earl of Gloucester and Hertford)
Robert de Roos (Ros)
Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford
Direct descent from Charlemagne, Kings of France, (Carolingian-77) and his wife Hildegarde. - 36th great grand daughter
Third cousin 41 times removed from the Prophet Muhamad, PBUH, through the Hopton line, Elizabeth Wingfield, Alfonse II (Barcelona-13) and his great great grandfather, Abd Manaf ibn Quṣai (Ibn_Quṣai-1). Direct descendant of Marwan ibn al-Hakam ibn Abi al-As ibn Umayya, aka Marwan I, Governor of Medina and fourth Umayyad Caliph of Damascus.
Patricius Ap Calpurnius, aka St. Patrick - 44th great grand niece. 
St. Volodymyr Sviatoslavich, the Great, Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus (b. 961-d. 1015) (Рюриковичи-2) - 32nd great grand daughter.
Abigail Hopton Stillwell (Hopton-53) - 8th great grand daughter and 8th cousin 13x removed (8C3R) through the Hannah Jessup (Jessup-164) line. According to Hetty Stillwell Lee's (Stillwell-1231) genealogy, Abigail was the first wife of Lt. Nicholas Stillwell (Stillwell-18) and the mother of Capt. Richard Stillwell (Stillwell-148) and Capt. Nicholas Stillwell III (Stillwell-52). Some say that Abigail did not exist, but someone must have been the mother of the two captains.
Some of the data in the United States Public Records, 1970-2009 are factually wrong. The record states that on 15 Nov. 2007 my residence was in Eastport, Suffolk, New York, United States. Actually, my residence on that date was in San Diego, California, USA. The entry regarding my previous residence of Eastport, Suffolk, New York, United States 11941 is correct.
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