Dr. Martin is currently Chairman and CFO of Kitware, Inc., a research and development company based in the US. He co-founded Kitware in 1998 and since then has helped grow the company to its current position as a leading R&D provider with clients across many government and commercial sectors. As CFO, he is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple corporate functions including Contracting, Controller, Compliance, AP/AR, Payroll, External Audit, Legal, and long-range planning.
Dr. Martin has made contributions to the fields of visualization and software architecture including a number of peer reviewed papers and patents. He is co-author of The Visualization Toolkit: An Object Oriented Approach to Computer Graphics textbook which is used for teaching visualization at many universities. Dr. Martin was co-developer and lead architect for the Visualization Toolkit software (www.vtk.org) which is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and praised visualization packages available. He is also coauthor and developer for CMake (www.cmake.org) a very popular build system tool that is seeing explosive growth.
Dr. Martin received bachelor degrees in Physics and Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1990. He then joined General Electric Corporate Research and Development as a member of the Software Technology Program. During this program Dr. Martin completed his master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering at Rensselaer with a thesis on abnormality detection for cutting tool fault prediction. 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.