Jay Shively

Senior R&D Engineer

Jay’s background involves human factors, human autonomy teaming, UAS detect and avoid, and planning and executing human-in-the-loop simulation studies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University and a Masters in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University. Jay’s work experience includes:

  • Planned, advocated, and executed the HIS element of NASA’s UAS Integration into the NAS project. Includes management of the HSI technical team, coordination with other PEs, and the project office.
  • Detect and Avoid Sub-Project Manager for NASA’s UAS in the NAS Project.
  • Managed 10-15 diverse employees including Human Factors professionals, test pilots, aeronautical engineers, and software engineers. Advocated for, and managed, a multi-million-dollar research budget. Set research agendas, communicated with high level Army staff, and coordinated with other services and countries.
  • Leader at a small start-up using speech recognition technology to enable web experience. Led a small team that included business development, marketing, and technical development.

Jay has also received great recognition for his efforts:

  • NASA Honor Award, Exceptional Achievement Medal (2015)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Single Pilot Operations (SPO) Experiment Team (2014)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, UAS Integration in the NAS Full-Mission Sim Team (2014)
  • NATO/HFM 217, NATO Best Project for Near Term Impact (2012)
  • Army Aeroflightdynamics Director’s Award for Exceptional Service (2003)
  • Dept. of the Army, Research and Development Award for Technical Excellence (2000)