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Michael  McNeese

Michael McNeese

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Affiliate Professor of Psychology, The College of The Liberal Arts
  • Affiliate Professor of Learning and Performance Systems, The College of Education
  • Director, The User Science and Engineering (USE) Laboratory (Room 314 Information Sciences and Technology Building)
316 Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-8713

Education

  1. Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Vanderbilt University
  2. M.A., Experimental-Cognitive Psychology, University of Dayton
  3. B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton
  4. A.A.S., Engineering Design, Sinclair College, Dayton

Biography

Before joining Penn State, McNeese was director of the Collaborative Systems Technology Laboratory at the Crew System Interface Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Examining issues that bridged computer science and cognitive studies, McNeese received the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. awarded by Vanderbilt University. He is widely published and among his most recent works is a book titled, New Trends in Collaborative Activities: Dynamics in Complex Systems. McNeese has taught at The Ohio State University and Wright State University.

Research and Teaching

McNeese studies human interaction with information technology in complex environments, particularly collaborative systems that bring together the confluences of cognition, computation, collaboration, and context for given fields of practice – deriving advanced human-computer interfaces through innovations of affective computing, artificial intelligence, and computer-supported cooperative work perspectives.

 

McNeese is a scholar in the area of learning sciences and is an advocate and practitioner of problem-based learning and computer- supported cooperative learning. As such, his methodological interests and activities are wide-ranging, spanning from ethnographic field study to experimental designs to protocol analysis to cognitive modeling to scaled-world simulations.

 

Among the topics McNeese has taught are: cognitive systems engineering, design engineering projects, cognitive engineering of cooperative systems, human-computer interaction, and introduction to information sciences and technology. He also is interested in teaching engineering psychology, experimental-cognitive psychology, industrial psychology, problem solving, memory and learning, cognitive science, psychology of design, and human factors.

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

McNeese, M. D. (2003). New visions of human-computer interaction: Making affect compute. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 59 (1), 33-53.

McNeese, M. D. (2003). Response: Is affective computing an oxymoron?  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 59(1), 77-80.

McNeese, M. D. (1986). Humane intelligence: A human factors perspective for developing intelligent cockpits. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 1 (9), 6-12.

McNeese, M. D., & Katz, L. (1987). Legibility evaluation of a large screen display system under medium ambient illumination. Journal Proceedings of The Society For Information Display, 28 (1), 59-65.

Fraser, N. M., Hipel, K. W., Kilgore, D. M., McNeese, M. D., & Snyder, D. E., authors listed in alphabetical order, (1989). An architecture for integrating expert systems. Decision Support Systems, 5, 263-276.

Wellens, A. R., Brown, C. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1992). Assessing electronic team technologies using computer-based dynamic decision making tasks. Organizational Design and Management Bulletin, 11(3), 9-11.

Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., & Snyder, D. E. (1993). Capturing multiple perspectives: A user-centered approach to knowledge acquisition. Knowledge Acquisition, 5 (1), 79-116.

Sanderson, P. M., McNeese, M. D., & Zaff, B.S. (1994). Handling complex real world problems with two cognitive engineering tools: COGENT and MacSHAPA. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 17 (2), 117-124.

Citera, M., McNeese, M. D., Brown, C.E., Selvaraj, J. S., Zaff, B.S., & Whitaker, R. (1995). Fitting information systems to collaborating design teams. Journal of the American Society of Information Science, 46(7), 551-559.

McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B. S., Citera, M., Brown, C.E., & Whitaker, R. (1995). AKADAM: Eliciting user knowledge to support participatory ergonomics. The International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 15 (5), 345-363.

Nosek, J., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). Augmenting group sensemaking in ill-defined, emerging situations. Information Technology and People, 10(3), 241-252.

McNeese, M. D. (1998). User-centered cooperative systems: An introduction to the special issue. Journal for the American Society of Information Science, 49(9), 773-775.

McNeese, M. D., Bautsch, H. S., Narayanan S. (1999). A framework for cognitive field research. International Journal of Cognitive Ergonomics, 3(4), 307-332.

McNeese, M. D. (2000). Socio-cognitive factors in the acquisition and transfer of knowledge. Cognition, Work, and Technology: An International Journal for the Design, Analysis, and Use of Joint Cognitive Systems, 2, 164-177.

Hudlicka, E. and McNeese, M. D. (in press). User affective and belief states: Assessment and user interface adaptation.  Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction.

Hudlicka, E. and McNeese, M. D. (accepted) An introduction to applications of affective computing in human-computer interaction.  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

Books (Refereed)

McNeese, M. D., Salas, E., & Endsley, M. (2001). New trends in cooperative activities: System dynamics in complex environments. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Press.

McNeese, M. D. & Vidulich, M. (2001). Cognitive systems engineering in military aviation environment: Avoiding cogminutia fragmentosa. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH: HSIAC Press.

Elliott, L., Mahan, R., Kirshenbaum, McNeese, M., Serfaty, D., & Schiflett, S. (forthcoming). Human performance in scaled worlds. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Press.

Book Chapters

Wellens, A. R., Brown, C. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1991). Assessing electronic team technologies using computer-based dynamic decision making tasks. In Y. Queinnec and F. Daniellou (Eds.), Designing for everyone. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Young, M. F., & McNeese, M. D. (1993). A situated cognition approach to problem solving with implications for computer-based learning and assessment.  In G. Salvendy & M. Smith (Eds.), Human-computer interaction: Software and hardware interfaces , Vol. II (pp. 825-830). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publ. B.V.

Young, M. F., & McNeese, M. D. (1995). A situated cognition approach to problem solving. In P. Hancock, J. Flach, J. Caird, & K. Vincente (Eds.), Local applications of the ecological approach to human-machine systems. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

McNeese, M. D. (1996). An ecological perspective applied to multi-operator systems. In O. Brown & H. L. Hendrick, (Eds.) Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - VI. (pp. 365-370). The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Perusich, K., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). Using fuzzy cognitive maps to define the search space in problem solving. In G. Salvendy, M. Smith, & R. Koubek (Eds.), Design of Computing Systems: Cognitive Considerations. (pp. 805-809). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publ. B.V.

Asiu, B., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). The role of case-based reasoning in instructive design: Theory and practice. In M. Smith, G. Salvendy, & R. Koubek (Eds.), Design of Computing Systems: Social and Ergonomic Considerations. (pp. 153-156). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publ. B.V.

Wellens, A. R. & McNeese, M. D. (1999). The social psychology of intelligent machines: A research agenda revisited. In H. J. Bullinger & J. Ziegler (Eds.)., Human computer interaction: Ergonomics and user interfaces. (pp. 696-700). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

McNeese, M. D. (1999). Making sense of teamwork: The use of protocol analysis / performance measures to reveal cooperative work processes in a situated learning environment. In H. J. Bullinger & J. Ziegler (Eds.)., Human computer interaction: Communication, cooperation, and applications design. (pp. 502-506). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hudlicka, E., & McNeese, M. D. (2001). Beyond cognitive engineering: Assessing user affect and belief states to implement adaptive pilot-vehicle interaction. In M. D. McNeese & M. A. Vidulich (Eds.), Cognitive systems engineering in military aviation environments: Avoiding Cogminutia Fragmentosa. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH: CSERIAC Press.

McNeese, M. D. (2001). Discovering how cognitive systems should be engineered for aviation domains: A developmental look at work, research, and practice. In M. D. McNeese & M. Vidulich (Eds.), Cognitive systems engineering in military aviation environments: Avoiding Cogminutia Fragmentosa. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH: HSIAC Press.

McNeese, M. D. (2001). New trends in cooperative activities: An introduction. In M. D. McNeese, E. Salas, & M. Endsley (Eds). New trends in cooperative activities: System dynamics in complex environments. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Press.

McNeese, M. D., & Rentsch, J. (2001). Social and cognitive considerations of teamwork. In M. D. McNeese, E. Salas, & M. Endsley (Eds). New trends in cooperative activities: System dynamics in complex environments. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Press.

Book Reviews

McNeese, M. D. (1999). A book review: Naturalistic decision making. International Journal of Cognitive Ergonomics, 3(4), 373-375.

McNeese, M. D. (2000). A book review: Social science, technical systems, and cooperative work. International Journal of Cognitive Ergonomics.

Special Issues (Organized and Published)

McNeese, M. D. (1998). User-Centered Cooperative Systems. Special Issue Editor. Journal of the American Society of Information Science

McNeese, M. D.(1998). NATO Human Factors and Medical Panel. Collaborative Crew Performance International Symposium. Edinborough, Scotland. Editor, Organizer and Summarizer of proceedings.

McNeese, M. D. (Spring, 2002). Applications of Affective Computing in Human Computer Interaction. Special Issue Editor (with Eva Hudlicka). International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

McNeese, M. D., Warren, R. & Woodson, B. (1985). Cockpit automation technology — A further look. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society (pp. 884-888), Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1986). Humane intelligence: A human factors approach for developing intelligent cockpits. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), 3, (pp. 941-948). Dayton, OH: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

McNeese, M. D., & Katz, L. (1986). Legibility evaluation of a large screen display system under medium ambient illumination. Society of Information Display International Symposium Digest (pp. 59-65), Playa Del Ray, CA: Society for Information Display.

Katsuyama, R., McNeese, M. D., & Schertler, D. (1987). The effects of stimulus familiarity upon lateral asymmetry in face recognition. Proceedings of the Mid-Central Ergonomics Conference, (pp 306-312). Champaign-Urbana, IL.

McNeese, M. D., & Katsuyama, R. (1987). Neuropsychology in the cockpit: An analysis of configurational processing, hemispheric asymmetry, and masking disturbance. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 202-208), Columbus, OH.

Wellens, A R, & McNeese, M. D. (1987). A research agenda for the social psychology of intelligent machines. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference. (NAECON), 3, ( pp. 944-949), Dayton, OH: IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society.

Wilson, D., McNeese, M. D., & Brown, C. E. (1987). Team performance of a dynamic resource allocation task: Comparison of shared versus isolated work setting. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2, (pp. 1345-1349). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Snyder, D. E., Wellens, A. R., Brown, C. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1989). Three paradigms for the study of multi-person and human-machine interaction. Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Conference (pp. 480-481), Boston, MA: IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetic Society.

McNeese, M. D., & Zaff, B. S. (1991). Knowledge as design: A methodology for overcoming knowledge acquisition bottlenecks in intelligent interface design. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2, (pp. 1181-1185). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Snyder, D. E., McNeese, M. D., & Zaff, B. S. (1991). Identifying design requirements using integrated analysis structures. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), 2, (pp. 786-791). Dayton, OH: IEEE, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Zaff, B. S., & McNeese, M. D. (1991). Design acquisition: Translating user knowledge into design solutions. Proceedings of the Interface 91, (pp. 42-49). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Zaff, B. S., & McNeese, M. D. (1991). An integrated methodology for knowledge and design acquisition. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), 2, (pp. 779-785). Dayton, OH: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., Snyder, D. E., & Lizza, C. S. (1991). An integrated knowledge representation: Developing a large scale knowledge base for the pilots associate. Proceedings of the Associate Technology Symposium, (pp. 244-255). Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press.

McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B. S., & Brown, C. E. (1992). Computer-supported collaborative work: A new agenda for human factors engineering. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), 2, (pp 681-686). Dayton, OH: IEEE, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B. S., Brown, C. E, Citera, M., & Wellens, A. R. (1992). The role of a group-centered approach in the development of computer-supported collaborative design technologies. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2, (pp. 867-871). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Snyder, D. E., McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B. S., & Gomes, M. (1992). Knowledge acquisition of tactical air-to-ground mission information using concept mapping. Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), 2, (pp. 668-674). Dayton, OH: IEEE, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Citera, M., Selvaraj, J. A., Zaff, B. S., Brown, C. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1993). Development of a research paradigm to study collaboration in multidisciplinary design teams. Abridged Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Computer Interactions. (p. 174). School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University.

McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B. S., Brown, C. E, Citera, M., & Selvaraj, J. A. (1993). Understanding the context of multidisciplinary design: A case for establishing ecological validity in the study of design problem solving. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2, (pp. 1082-1086). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Zaff, B. S., Hughes, E. R., McNeese, M. D., Brown, C. E., & Citera, M. (1993). Diagnosing macro-ergonomic problems: A case study in the use of concept mapping for TQM initiatives. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2, (pp. 873-877). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., Brown, C. E., Citera, M., & Selvaraj, J. A. (1993). Empowering designers with user-centered knowledge: Issues, methods, and solutions. Proceedings of the Interface 93, (pp. 231-235). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Brown, C. E., Selvaraj, J. S., Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., & Whitaker, R. D. (1994). An integrative bargaining paradigm for investigating multidisciplinary design tradeoffs. Proceedings of the 38h Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2 , (pp. 1028-1032). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1996). Collaborative systems research: Establishing ecological approaches through the living laboratory. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, 2 , (pp. 767-771). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1996). A comprehensive cognitive engineering process for human-information systems. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Human Interaction with Complex Systems, 1, (pp. 260-267). (Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Science Society.

Bautsch, H. S., McNeese, M. D. (1997). Assessing the value of human performance modeling in exploring pilot-systems dynamics. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2, (pp. 1032-1036). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

Bautsch, H. S., Narayanan, S., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). Development and evaluation of a cognitive model of human performance in fighter aircraft. Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics International Conference (pp. 2109-2113). IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetic Society.

Bautsch, H., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). Human performance modeling in a cockpit design process: A comparison of behavioral and cognitive approaches. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium of Aviation Psychology (pp. 953-958), Columbus, Ohio.

Perusich, K., & McNeese, M. D. (1997). Using fuzzy cognitive maps for data abstraction. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North America Information Processing Society (pps. 5-9). IEEE Press.

McNeese, M. D. (1998). Teamwork, team performance, & team interfaces: Historical precedence and application significance of the research at the USAF Fitts Human Engineering Division. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (pp 161-166), IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, South Bend, IN.

McNeese, M. D. (1998). New frontiers in cognitive task analysis: Bridging the gap between cognitive analysis and cognitive engineering. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 377-379), Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1998). Collaborative crew performance in complex operational systems: A technical review and summary. Proceedings of the NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Symposium on Collaborative Crew Performance in Complex Operational Systems (pp 1-8), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., April 1998, Neuilly sur Seine, France: NATO Research and Technology Organization.

McNeese, M. D., & Rentsch, J. R. (1998). Identifying the social and cognitive requirements of teamwork using collaborative task analysis. Proceedings of the NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Symposium on Collaborative Crew Performance in Complex Operational Systems (pp. 16-1 - 16-8), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., April 1998, Neuilly sur Seine, France: NATO Research and Technology Organization.

King, R. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1998). Human-computer anxiety and phobia: A consideration of foundations and interventions. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Human Interaction with Complex Systems (pps. 205-208). IEEE Computer Society.

Hudlicka, E., & McNeese, M. D. (1999). Affective computing. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (pp. 275-278). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1999). What is the meaning of this? Confronting data overload in ways that make sense. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (p. 173). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

McNeese, M. D., Perusich, K., & Rentsch, J. (1999). What is command and control coming to? Examining socio-cognitive mediators that expand the common ground of teamwork. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (pp. 209-212). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

McNeese, M. D. (1999). Considering the social-cognitive and contextual foundations of mixed-initiative intelligence. American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 99), Mixed Initiative Intelligence Workshop - Working Note (pp. 11-14). Menlo Park, CA: American Association of Artificial Intelligence.

Perusich, K., McNeese, M. D., & Rentsch, J. (1999). Qualitative modeling of complex systems for cognitive engineering. In Proceedings of the SPIE (Alex F. Sisti, Ed.), Vol. 3996, 240-249.

McNeese, M. D., & Perusich, K. (2000). Constructing a battlespace to understand macroergonomic factors in team situational awareness. Proceedings of the Industrial Ergonomics Association / Human Factors and Ergonomics Society(IEA/HFES) 2000 Congress (pp. 2-618 – 2-621), Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. (presenter: Perusich)

McNeese, M. D., Perusich, K., & Rentsch, J. R. (2000). Advancing socio-technical systems design via the living laboratory. Proceedings of the Industrial Ergonomics Association / Human Factors and Ergonomics Society(IEA/HFES) 2000 Congress (pp. 2-610 – 2-613), Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. (presenter: Perusich)

McNeese, M. D., Rentsch, J. R., & Perusich, K. (2000). Modeling, measuring, and mediating teamwork: The use of fuzzy cognitive maps and team member schema similarity to enhance BMC3I decision making. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, (pp. 1081-1086). New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. (presenter: McNeese).

Hudlicka, E., & McNeese, M. D. (in press). Goals and expectations in situation assessment and performance: Their Roles, Effects, and Elicitation. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

McNeese, M. D. (in press). The use of ubiquitous computing / computational neuroscience for distributed battlefield management.  Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Articles in In-house Organs -- Peer Reviewed

McNeese, M. D. (1994). A synopsis of naturalistic decision making: Implications for Design. CSERIAC Gateway, 5 (1), 6-7.

McNeese, M. D. (1995). Cognitive engineering: A different approach to human-machine systems CSERIAC Gateway, 6(5), 1-4.

Hudlicka, E. & McNeese, M. D. (2001). Beyond cognitive engineering. HSIAC Gateway, 22-23.

McNeese, M. D. (2001). Discovering how cognitive systems should be engineered for aviation domains. HSIAC Gateway,  10-11.

McNeese, M. D. & Vidulich, M. A. (2001). Cognitive systems engineering in military aviation domains: An introductory primer. HSIAC Gateway, 1-2.

Research Reports to Sponsors

McNeese, M. D. (1984). The human computer interface MIL-PRIME standard. USAF Aeronautical Systems Division Report, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D., & Geiselhart, R. (1984). Evaluation of cockpit lighting in the FB-111. ASD/ENECH, Crew Station Design Facility Technical Report, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

McNeese, M. D. (1985).  A comprehensive look at large group displays and team performance.  United States Air Force Space Command Final Report. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D., & Brown, C. E. (1986). Large group displays and team performance: An evaluation and projection of guidelines, research, and technologies. AAMRL-TR-86-035. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Kimble, C., & McNeese, M. D. (1987). Emergent leadership and team effectiveness on a team resource allocation task. AAMRL-87-TR-064. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Snyder, D E, & McNeese, M. D. (1987). Conflict resolution in cooperative systems. AAMRL-TR-87-066. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Wilson, D., McNeese, M. D., Brown, C.E., & Wellens, A R (1987). Utility of shared versus isolated work setting for dynamic team decision making. AAMRL-TR-87-072, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (1989). Explorations in cooperative systems: Thinking collectively to learn, learning individually to think. AAMRL-TR-90-004. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

McNeese, M. D. (1989). The boundaries of hemispheric processing in visual pattern recognition. AAMRL-TR-89-042, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (1989). The role of chaos in hemispheric process and attention. AAMRL-TR-89-043, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (1989). Cerebral weevil: A machine learning model for hemispheric categorization of faces. AAMRL-TR-89-045, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D., & Katsuyama, R. (1989). Lateral asymmetry in pattern recognition: Understanding the effects of familiarity, distinction, and perspective change. AAMRL-TR-89-049, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D., Zaff, B.S., Peio, K. J., Snyder, D E, Duncan, J. C., & McFarren, M R. (1990). An advanced knowledge and design acquisition methodology: Application for the pilots associate. AAMRL-TR-90-060. Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (1993) Putting knowledge to use: The acquisition and transfer of knowledge in situated problem solving environments. AL/CF-TR-1993-0052. Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Brown, C. E., Selvaraj, J. A., Whitaker, R. D., & McNeese, M. D. (1995). The development of TRACE: An integrative bargaining paradigm for investigating multidisciplinary design tradeoffs. AL/CF-TR-1995-0073. Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Citera, M., Selveraj, J. A., McNeese, M. D., Brown, C. E., & Zaff, B. S. (1995). Automate: A research paradigm to study collaboration in multidisciplinary design teams. AL/CF-TR-1995-0087. Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Whitaker, R. D., Longinow, N. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1995). Group interfaces: A profile and a prototype. AL/CF-TR-1995-0069. Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Whitaker, R. D., Selvaraj, J. A., Brown, C. E., & McNeese, M. D. (1995). Collaborative design technology: Tools and techniques for improving collaborative design. AL/CF-TR-1995-0086. Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (1997). The use of computational neuroscience/ubiquitous computing for distributed battle management. AGARD 2020 report, Volume 3, Neuilly sur Seine, France: NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development.

Darkow, D. J., Marshak, W. P., Woodworth, G., & McNeese, M. D. (1998). Low-level cognitive modeling of aircrew function using Soar artificial intelligence architecture. AFRL-TR-98. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Perusich, K., & McNeese, M. D. (1998). Understanding and modeling information dominance in battle management: Applications of fuzzy cognitive maps. AFRL-TR-98-0040. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Rentsch, J. R., McNeese, M. D., Pape, L. J., Burnett, D. D., Menard, D. M., & Anesgart, M. (1998). Testing the effects of team processes on team member schema similarity and task performance: Examination of the team member schema similarity model. AFRL-TR-98-0070. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

McNeese, M. D. (2001). Situated cognition in distributed multi-national, multi-cultural teams:  A research prospectus informing socio-cognitive technologies. Final report submitted to the United States Navy, SPAWAR Center, San Diego, CA.

Refereed Conference Presentations and Panels

McNeese, M. D. (1983). The human-computer mil-prime concept. Presentation at the 20nd Meeting of the Dept. of Defense (DoD), Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group, Atlantic City, NJ.

McNeese, M. D. (1985). C3 operator performance engineering (COPE) and rapid intelligent prototype (RIPL) technologies in human computer interaction. Presentation at the 22nd Meeting of the Dept. of Defense (DoD), Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group, San Diego, CA.

McNeese, M. D. (1985). An overview of Air Force Modeling Efforts. Presentation at the 22nd Meeting of the Dept. of Defense (DoD), Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group, San Diego, CA.

McNeese, M. D. (1986). Conflict resolution in intelligent systems. Presentation at the Intelligent Systems Modeling Workshop (E. Elmer, C. Brown, B. Crawford, & M. McNeese) at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Dayton, OH.

Katsuyama, R., & McNeese, M. D. (1987). Lateral asymmetry in the perception of names and faces among left and right-handers. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychology Association, Chicago, IL.

Katsuyama, R., & McNeese, M. D. (1989). Shifts in hemispheric asymmetry in the recognition of faces. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychology Association, Chicago, IL.

Brown, C. E., McBride, D. J., McNeese, M. D., Wellens, A. R, & Mayrand, C. (1990). Enhancing team performance with the team resource allocation problem (TRAP). Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., Snyder, D. E., Gomes, M. E. & Judge, C. L. (1991). Advanced knowledge and design acquisition methods. Workshop presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, San Francisco, CA.

McNeese, M. D. (1992) The context of transfer: Understanding what cooperative learning affords. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

Wellens, A. R., Brown, C.E., & McNeese, M. D. (1992). Group situation awareness and time stress within distributed decision making. Paper presented at the 25th International Congress of Psychology, Brussels, Belgium.

McNeese, M. D. (1993). Methods for sharing knowledge in engineering teams: Case studies involving user-centered design improvement. Presentation at the 30th Meeting of the Dept. of Defense (DoD), Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group, Dayton, OH.

McNeese, M. D., & Sanderson, P. M. (1993). Handling complex datasets: Two engineering psychology software tools. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Washington, DC.

Zaff, B. S., McNeese, M. D., & Hughes, E. (1993). User-centered knowledge acquisition I: Theory, methods, and applications. Workshop presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Seattle, WA.

McNeese, M. D. (1994). A summarization of concept mapping as cognitive task analysis. In S. Gordon (Chair), Cognitive task analysis. Panel presentation at the 2nd Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Dayton, OH.

 

Books

Book: New Trends in Cooperative Activities: Understanding Dynamics in Complex EnvironmentsNew Trends in Cooperative Activities: Understanding Dynamics in Complex Environments

By Michael McNeese, Eduardo Salas, and Mica R. Endsley (Editors)
From the Forward: "Cooperative activity, whether as teamwork, collaboration, or computer-supported collaborative work, has emerged as a central issue in contemporary human factors....In this book, McNeese, Salas, and Endsley have brought together, in one source, an extraordinary collection of thought leaders who review and extend the present state of knowledge on the dynamics that underlie cooperative activities for a variety of task domains. Collectively, this volume offers new insights regarding the nature of information, cognition, learning, problem solving, mental representation, and situational awareness pertinent to the design of cooperative work environments....This volume will indeed be a useful resource to students, scholar, researchers, and practitioners in the human factors community." --Kenneth R. Boff

Book: Cognitive Systems Engineering in Military Aviation Environments: Avoiding Cogminutia Fragmentosa!Cognitive Systems Engineering in Military Aviation Environments: Avoiding Cogminutia Fragmentosa!

By Michael D. McNeese, Michael A. Vidulich (Editors)
By Michael D. McNeese, Michael A. Vidulich (Editors) From the Preface: Complex environments of the 21st Century place workers in an information-rich world with little time to make sense out of events surrounding them, assess their plans, make appropriate decisions, or perform multiple activities. In many cases, computational support and advanced interfaces for work activities have not been engineered with cognition or context in mind. Unfortunately, this lack of "cognitive engineering" may produce what we refer to as "cogminutia fragmentosa," where the worker’s cognitive world breaks down into small, isolated strands of thought as unanticipated events transpire (mental stovepipes). There can be a loss of meaning or control as the worker becomes separated from the demands of his or her work, and may remain lost in terms of comprehending the emerging elements of a situation. When cogminutia fragmentosa persists, there is no longer an interface between the worker’s cognitive world and the work for which he or she is responsible. In other words, the worker cannot properly adapt to the situation encountered (i.e., a maladaptive state exists). If this state continues, errors, failure, and even catastrophic disasters are highly probable. This state may also contribute to affective and emotional responses (e.g., fear, anxiety, rage), which further complicate agent-environment transactions. However, all is not lost. We are now at a point in history where it is not uncommon to observe human factors practitioners referring to "cognitive systems engineering" as their method or tool of choice to respond to work environments that produce cogminutia fragmentosa. Indeed, as first-of-a-kind cognitive systems are proposed for complex environments, such as in military aviation domains, CSE is frequently utilized to understand and analyze various components of operator or team expertise (e.g., cognitive skills, engagement rules, specific knowledge); and the interaction of expertise with specifications of the work domain. As CSE is applied to real-world settings, agent-environment transactions can be quantitatively or qualitatively modeled (represented) and then used as a basis to predicate elements of a design (e.g., a human-computer interface, a decision support system). Typically, CSE practitioners engage workers through a variety of CSE methods that capture multiple facets of how work is transacted from agents to environment. This book highlights the perspectives and foundations of an international community of practitioners who have both developed and applied CSE. One can see that the field emerges from several corridors that, in turn, produce alternative methodologies/approaches to address military aviation domains. Differing philosophies and techniques spawn incisive pathways of integration in the development of design artifacts. Because the aviation domain is fraught with multifarious levels of complexity and is demonstrative of cogminutia fragmentosa, we believe it supplies an excellent foundation for reviewing, assessing, communicating, and evaluating some of the principles (and nuances) inherent within various programs of CSE.
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