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George A. Ceremuga, MD – A Rising Star

Dr. George A. Ceremuga, Resident Physician at Mayo Clinic (June, 2017 – Present) Rochester, Minnesota. He attended USD Sanford School of Medicine, where he was a Medical Student from (July 2012 – June 2016)- 4 years in Vermillion, South Dakota and received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). He was a Resident Physician from (June 2016 – June 2017) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has offices in Rochester, Minnesota and Sioux Falls South Dakota. His specialties and expertise are in EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies, Prosthetics, Chronic Pain, Sports Medicine, Nerve Damage, Rehabilitation, and Injury.

I had spinal surgery in late January 2018 at Mayo Clinic.

I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Ceremuga’s group for my post operative therapies. All of his people were good and I got to know some of them as being outstanding.

Several times Dr. Ceremuga had a group meeting with his staff and me to see how I was coming along, I was included in the group discussions , which was very helpful, and I do believe that help to accelerate my healing process. It was also good to know that his staff was talking with each other and could understand the various strategies each was using.

A few days into my therapy, my right knee became very painful. After some discussion with him. Dr. Ceremuga had a blood draw done by the nurses. The conclusion was I had pseudogout. I found out later that gout or pseudogout is not uncommon after surgery. He had a visiting physician who assisted him in performing surgery on my knee. After removing the crud from my knee he gave me a cortisone shot and I was good to go. Where else but Mayo Clinic can you get instant surgery and from your attending physician?

You can tell that Dr. Ceremuga genuinely enjoys his job. During the last group meeting I had with the group, I thanked them and told them how great they had been. (Most of my career has been high dollar high-value and C-level Advanced Technology sales and understanding verbal and physical feedback from my customers.) I can tell you that Dr. Ceremuga was truly happy when I told them that. I was being genuine when I was telling them how great they had been.

 

 

Artificial Intelligence has a Strong Foundation in World War Two Cryptanalysis

For more than a year I have posited that Artificial Intelligence has a strong foundation in World War II cryptanalysis. Yet, in my research I have not seen discussions of this. If I am right and can show that my posit is true it may be of little or no importance. But, it may answer not yet asked questions. There is a string that goes through three of the founders of Artificial Intelligence and a modern scientist: Alan Turing, Claude Shannon, John McCarthy, and Ron Rivest.

Alan Turing and Claude Shannon were both cryptographers and Ron Rivest is a cryptographer. Alan Turing and Claude Shannon worked together for two months during World War II. John McCarthy and Ron Rivest were both Turing award winners. Claude Shannon was at the 1956 Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence Conference founded by John McCarthy.

Additionally, Alan Turing and John McCarthy are both considered fathers of Artificial Intelligence and Claude Shannon is considered the father of Information Theory. Ron Rivest is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the highest title that can be awarded to a professor at MIT. He is also Co-inventor of the RSA (cryptosystem) algorithm; founder of Verisign, and RSA Security. These have to do with public keys.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born in June 23, 1912 and Maida Vale, London, England to Julius Mathison Turing and Ethel Sara Turing. The greater part of Alan’s elementary education was done at Sherborne School which origins date back to the eighth century. His brilliance is continually acknowledged in elementary as well as undergraduate school at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was awarded first class honors in mathematics. It was there that he invented Turing machines.

Among the things that Alan Turing became famous for his work at Benchley Park and breaking the Enigma code. In September 1938, he began working part-time with the GC&CS British code breaking organization. During that same period of time, the Polish Cipher Bureau created a machine with Enigma routers and in a Warsaw meeting in July 1939 presented the British and French with the wiring of their machine. The weakness of the Polish method was it depended on an insecure procedure that the Germans were likely to and did change in May 1940. Continue reading