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Richard L. Martin
Adjunct Faculty, RI
Phone: (412) 268-7617
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Richard Martin. Richard Martin was a founding director of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and served as director of the technology exploration program, technology transition program, and the program development program. He currently holds the rank of Adjunct Principal Systems Scientist at CMU (rank of non-tenured full professor) in the School of Computer Science as a faculty member of the Robotics Institute (RI) and the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII).

In 1995 he founded Inmedius, Inc. and is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer. Inmedius is a software company which develops products and systems to support frontline workers in mission critical operations and maintenance of complex systems, with subsidiary companies in Munich, Germany, Portsmouth, UK, Montreal, Canada, and Calcutta, India.

His current research interests are in the areas of improving human performance using mobile computing, the authoring of advanced multi-media digital data, the display of that data on wearable computers, and the interaction of users with the wearable system. He is the Co-director of the Wearable Computer Lab at CMU where over 24 prototype wearable computer systems have been developed since 1991.

Prior to Carnegie Mellon, he was the founding Deputy Director for the Artificial Intelligence Program at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Company (MCC), the first pre-competitive consortium of competing computer companies in the U.S., which was formed to counter Japan? Fifth Generation Computing initiative.

Prior to MCC, he served in key operational and technical positions in the Navy. As an operational commander, he commanded the first F-14 Tomcat squadron during fleet introduction. He was the Executive Officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier NIMITZ during its first two deployments, and was the first Commanding Officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINSON during construction, sea trials, and its first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. He reported directly to Admiral Rickover as a nuclear power engineer and is a decorated fighter pilot with more than 660 carrier landings and 100 combat missions.

He received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy where he stood first in the class in Electrical Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California San Diego, except for dissertation, which was stopped by Viet Nam service.