Michael McCloskey
President and Chief Scientist
M.S. in Human Factors Psychology from the University of Dayton
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton

Michael McCloskey is the President and Chief Scientist at 361 Interactive, LLC. He has had the privilege of conducting cognitive task analyses in over 100 military and commercial domains over the past 25 years, ranging from intelligence analysts and Special Forces Warfighters to computer hackers and cyber-security personnel, to fighter pilots and firefighters. He has designed innovative data collection and data analysis methodologies to elicit the cognitive demands of users in a wide variety of military and commercial environments. One of Mr. McCloskey's specialty areas is the development and execution of work simulations to facilitate the collection of cognitive data. The results of his conducted analyses have contributed directly to his development of interactive training programs and interface/automation solutions for dozens of commercial and military user groups. Mr. McCloskey has also led diverse research and development teams to successful solutions for customers across all the services, and has developed and implemented training, simulations, automation, and interactive multimedia solutions to support improved on-the-job performance.

Research Interests Currently Include:

From 1995 to 2001, Mr. McCloskey was a Senior Research Associate at Klein Associates, and leader of the CyberSecurity Knowledge Center. In this role, he managed the work of the members of the center, directed marketing and technical activities within the center, and was responsible for promoting, advertising and managing all center activities. Mr. McCloskey was also the Project Leader and subsequent Principal Investigator in multiple SBIR efforts to study computer hackers and security experts. Mr. McCloskey's other research specialties at Klein Associates included decision making training, cognition in the workplace, the representation of expertise, and application to decision support and human-computer interface issues. Mr. McCloskey's projects at Klein Associates included efforts to identify the cognitive demands and leadership requirements of Army Ranger personnel and of Marine, Air Force, and Naval aircrews and to then use these decision requirements to assist in the development of interactive, multimedia training interventions to support expert performance and leadership skills.

Prior to his work at Klein Associates, Mr. McCloskey was an intelligence analyst at the Foreign Technology Division (currently NASIC) at Wright Patterson AFB, where he performed technical analyses and developed assessments on major foreign weapon systems, managed threat assessment teams and foreign material exploitation programs, determined counter-tactics for U.S. military pilots against foreign airborne threats, and authored a range of classified studies detailing threat assessments.

Mike (usually) enjoys coaching youth soccer for his children's teams and being semi-consistently beaten in both ping-pong and tennis by his wife, friends, and colleagues. He has two remaining life goals: to complete 30 consecutive chin-ups, and to win a nationally televised hot pepper eating contest.

Julio C. Mateo
Senior Research Scientist
M.S. in Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University
B.A. in Psychology from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (Spain)

Julio C. Mateo is a Senior Research Scientist at 361 Interactive, LLC, and provides expertise in the areas of Interface Design and Human Performance Measurement and Assessment. Before joining 361 Interactive, Julio worked as a researcher at Wright State University and at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). As an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Fellow in the Learning with Disability program at WSU, Julio conducted a cognitive task analysis on successful pedestrian navigation without vision and worked on the development and testing of alternative input systems (e.g., gaze, facial muscles) to facilitate access to individuals with motor disabilities. At AFRL, Julio investigated tactile torso displays as well as how to combine spatial auditory and tactile cues to support omnidirectional visual searches in operational environments. At 361 Interactive, Julio's research has focused on the development of theoretical models and training systems for cross-cultural competence. In addition, Julio is seeking opportunities to continue his work on assistive technology and multimodal display design.

During his spare time, Julio enjoys drinking espresso at local coffee shops and playing competitive sports. While he enjoys all sorts of sports, including tennis, golf, volleyball, ping pong, squash, racquetball, basketball, and soccer, Julio only claims to possess any knowledge about golf (from a 'sort of' previous life) and tennis (from more recent struggles to achieve competence). Although a much less frequent pastime, Julio also enjoys traveling and meeting new people and places. Besides yearly trips to Spain or Puerto Rico to visit family (which never disappoint), Julio is currently most interested in traveling to South American and Asian countries, as well as to several other unvisited countries with good friends currently living in them, including Mauritania, Bulgaria, and Albania.

Dave Kancler
Senior Research Scientist
M.A. in Human Factors Psychology/Experimental Design from University of Dayton
B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University

David Kancler is a Senior Researcher at 361 Interactive, LLC with an emphasis on display design and user requirements analysis. Mr. Kancler's current work focuses on the cognitive requirements and usability issues associated with implementing of LADAR technology in tactical fighter cockpit environments, and methods which can support intelligence analysts who use wide are motion imagery.

Prior to joining 361 Interactive, Mr. Kancler was a Senior Human Factors Psychologist at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), where he served as Technical Lead on several projects involving user requirements definition, interface design, and prototype test and evaluation. Mr. Kancler's recent work addressed UAV systems, including operator and analyst requirements, workstation and display design, and analysis of critical mission elements. Previous projects included the design and evaluation of a prototype system for the collection, storage, and dissemination of expert knowledge of retiring civilian Air Force Scientists and Engineers. Mr. Kancler was also Human Factors lead on an effort with the Air Force Research Laboratory, to design and evaluate a job performance aid to improve the troubleshooting performance of novice and expert aircraft maintenance technicians. On this effort, Mr. Kancler performed a series of Cognitive Task Analyses to better understand the differing cognitive requirements of the novice and expert aircraft maintenance technician, and how to best accommodate both with a single device. He also led the design of a user interface geared to accommodate these differing cognitive processes, and supported the final, on-site evaluation of the prototype job aid.

Mr. Kancler spends his free time reading, hanging out with his family, and cringing during reality television shows. He also enjoys referencing obscure movie quotes to his office mates, and would love to one day be part of a documentary covering human factors professionals traveling to the Moon (and returning safely to Earth).

Ryan Hawker
Research Scientist
B.S. in Applied Management from Franklin University
A.S. in Intelligence Studies and Technology from The Community College of the Air Force

Ryan Hawker is a Junior Research Scientist at 361 Interactive, LLC. Mr. Hawker is currently supporting multiple projects focused on data compression, truthing SAR and HSI imagery, and developing scenarios to define and expand Pattern of Life capabilities.

Prior to joining 361 Interactive, Mr. Hawker worked for Jacobs Technology, as an Imagery Intelligence Analyst based out of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). His work here supported the Automated Site Monitoring (ASM) technology, under the Comprehensive Assessment of Sensor Exploitation (COMPASE) Center. His main focus was on characterizing operational Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery data, in coordination with DCGS 3, to be employed in testing of Automated Site Monitoring (ASM) technologies. Within SAR, he truthed and annotated GOB, AOB, NOB, and MOB using both HRES and MRES metadata and imagery collected from both the ASARS-2A and the RQ-4 platforms. He also gave many reports and briefings pertaining to his research and findings within AFRL.

Prior to working for Jacobs, Mr. Hawker had an internship at Wright State University, working out of AFRL. He served as a Multi-INT Researcher (Truthing Engineer Associate), where he supported the DARPA Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) project. At this point he performed computer based image truthing to provide a database for use in scoring identification algorithm performance.

Ryan began his career in 2011, as part of the 126th Intelligence Squadron, as an Operational Intelligence Specialist (1N0). Mr. Hawker currently still works as a member of the 126th Intelligence Squadron. As an analyst at NASIC he became proficient with MRGS and GEOCHORD global mapping systems as well as other analyst tools such as Falcon View, Google Earth, NES reports, NSA, CEDES, SPIRIT, GETS, WIDOW, AGIDS, OMAR and WARP. He has written and corrected various reports for MIDB within the intelligence community. He has worked with both SIGINT and IMINT, to include Electro-Optical, SAR, Hyperspectral, and Multispectral imagery. While in the 126th he performed many briefings and went to many specialized courses including the Space and Missile Intelligence Formal Training Unit (SMIFTU), the NSTAR Course, and deductive and inductive logic training.

Patrick Carmody
Research Scientist
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A. Experimental Psychology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A. Psychology, Religion from Emory & Henry College

Patrick Carmody is a Researcher at 361 Interactive, LLC with an emphasis on test design, psychometrics, organizational effectiveness, and competency modeling. Dr. Carmodys current work focuses on researching the drivers of team trust, rapport, and task performance that occur in computer-mediated settings, as well as supporting the development of cross-cultural competency course materials.

Prior to joining 361 Interactive, Dr. Carmody was an Associate Research Psychologist at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), where he supported research contracts with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). One primary focus involved applications of social network analysis to network datasets populated with sociocultural data. Additionally, he supported AFRLs Organizational Effectiveness unit in developing a selection test battery for use with all source intelligence analysts in the event of a future mission change. While at UDRI, he also collaborated with officers in Dayton Police Department to analyze markers of crime hotspots, as well as develop software to improve the efficiency of data collection at witness scenes.

Dr. Carmody spends his free time running, painting, watching improv comedy shows, and enjoying a cold Dr. Enuf (a regional brand soda from Tennessee).

Scott Cone
Senior Research Scientist
M.S. in Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University
B.A. in Psychology from Miami University

Scott Cone has 27 years of experience working in Government and commercial research and development environments, including 8 years' experience in DOD acquisition. He possesses a multidisciplinary skill set, including simulation-based R&D, software development, human-technology integration, user interface design, Cognitive Systems Engineering methods, and development of decision support and automation technologies. Mr. Cone recently joined 361 Interactive as a Senior Researcher, where he leads multiple projects focused on applying cognitive systems engineering methods to the development of operator and analyst aids for employing and exploiting new and emerging technologies, including LIDAR and Wide Area Motion Imagery.

Prior to joining 361 Interactive, Mr. Cone was the Business Area Manager for Human Machine Interfaces at Infoscitex Corporation. In that position, he was the Principle Investigator on a collection of Air Force Research Laboratory projects focused on concept development and modeling, simulation, and analysis of automation algorithms for managing teams of unmanned vehicles. Automation technology areas included cooperative planning and control, sense and avoid, terminal area operations, next-generation UAS (Reaper follow-on) concepts, micro air vehicle applications, and tube-launched air vehicle concepts. In this position, he also performed research focused on improving human-automation interactions associated with the control of multiple vehicles by a single operator.

Prior to his work at Infoscitex, Mr. Cone was employed by JXT Applications, where he served as the Principle Investigator on multiple SBIR projects focused on developing decision support tools that enabled effective collaboration between human operators and software agents, as well as effective collaboration of distributed teams in a command and control setting. From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Cone was employed by General Dynamics, where he was the Senior Technical Manager for the Human Factors/Cognitive Systems Engineering program family. While at General Dynamics, Mr. Cone led a wide range of research projects for the AFRL Human Effectiveness Directorate. Earlier projects involved the application of operator-in-the-loop simulations to develop and evaluate advanced user interface technologies in military fighter and transport aircraft. Later projects involved developing user interfaces for automotive information systems and next generation civil aircraft instrument panels, as well as applying CSE and human factors approaches to understand cognitive demands and develop decision support tools for Command and Control work environments.

Mr. Cone began his career in the Aeronautical Systems Center as a civil servant. In this position, he served as the lead human factors engineer in the F-16 System Program Office, performed cockpit simulation and design activities at the USAF Crew Station Evaluation Facility, and provided human factors consultation to a variety of major weapon system programs.

Mr. Cone holds a M.S. degree in Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and holds a SECRET clearance.

Kate Miller
Office Manager
B.A. in Art History from the University of Delaware

Kate Miller is the office manager for 361 Interactive, LLC. She focuses her time on three basic aspects of operations: employee support, project tracking, and account maintenance. Within employee support, Kate handles weekly time sheets, bi-monthly payroll, and employee benefits. The majority of her time is spent tracking resource allocation to projects including employees of 361 Interactive and sub-contractors assigned to particular contracts. Kate also manages the business's accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Kate graduated from the University of Delaware in 1997 and went on to work at several art galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. After relocating to Dayton, Ohio for her husband's Air Force assignment, she taught Art Appreciation at Sinclair Community College for several years and worked as an ice skating coach for the City of Kettering. Kate enjoys playing tennis with her husband and hopes to beat him one day.

Levi Razics
Senior Research Scientist
M.S. in Project Management from Colorado Technical University Online
M.S. in Information Technology Management from Colorado Technical University Online
B.S. in Computer Information Systems Park University

Levi Razics is a Senior Researcher at 361 Interactive, LLC with an emphasis user requirements analysis. Over the past 20 years, he has gained expertise in several different areas in the IC. Levis current work focuses on the cognitive requirements and usability issues associated with intelligence analysts in the DoD and the IC. He is supporting several projects that define the needs of the analysts, from their perspective, ensuring the solutions are desired and applicable.

Prior to joining 361 Interactive, Levi was the Principal Technical Advisor for the Persistent Infrared (PIR) Squadron at NASIC. He led the development and maintenance of the tools and infrastructure for the PIR mission. Prior to that, he was an Imagery Analyst for the Human Effectiveness Directorate for AFRL, researching and advocating for users in the DCGS field.

Prior to his work at NASIC and AFRL, Levi was in the Air Force for nine years as an Imagery Analyst. During that time, he was an instructor at the technical school and led the infrastructure support team for imagery training. Prior to that, he was an Imagery Analyst at DGS-1, where he deployed twice, conducting full motion video analysis and exploitation of various U2 sensors.

Levi likes to spend his free time with his family, typically supporting their sporting events, either by coaching or spectating. He also enjoys volunteering with his church, trying to conduct more outreach into the Dayton area.