Applied Visions is a software development company focused on creating visual software solutions to solve complex problems. Our team provides innovative solutions in cyber security, business applications, and command and control systems to government and commercial customers worldwide.
The range of our experience is wide and deep. We deliver on projects for a variety of sectors that leverage the expertise of our dedicated team of top engineers, researchers, product developers, and interaction designers. At Applied Visions, we have created award-winning commercial software products for leading technology companies, and have applied computer gaming technology in innovative ways to address critical operational needs of our military. Our work has earned both industry and government recognition for quality, innovation, and ease-of-use.
Our Secure Decisions division represents leading-edge thinking in using visualization for national security needs, including information assurance, infrastructure protection, cyber security, and intelligence analysis. Secure Decisions helps decision-makers make sense of it all by developing visual tools to analyze massive amount of data, creating deeper understanding, and enabling timely decisions.
Applied Visions provides opportunities in greater New York and in the Washington, DC area. Our corporate headquarters are in Northport, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, and we maintain a development office in upstate Clifton Park (outside Albany, New York). We operate frequently in the DC region, and will soon expand our presence there. Applied Visions is a New York State corporation.
We are here in the States – just like your customers
We don’t deny it. You can go to another country and get “code” for less. But great, world-beating applications aren’t just code. They are driven by a personal knowledge of consumers, how they want to interact with your applications, and what they expect. That’s your name on those applications. They better make sense.
Business first, technology second.
There are a lot of application development firms that are wedded to certain technologies. We’re not. We keep adding new technologies and methods to our toolset. When you come to us, you get the best combination of technical solutions, the one that will meet your needs exactly.
The Applied Visions Family of Companies
President & CEO
Frank founded Applied Visions with the goal of building a software development company focused on the power of visual applications — where skilled developers, researchers, and designers could create cutting-edge software in a supportive environment tailored to their needs. Frank has led the organization’s growth from its basement-office beginnings to the multi-location commercial and government-focused solution provider it is today. His passion for the power of technology and the idea of simplifying the complex remains as strong today as it was when he first founded the organization in 1987.
Anita D’Amico, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director, Secure Decisions Division
Anita D’Amico, Ph.D., is a psychologist and specialist in information security situational awareness. Dr. D’amico’s research focuses on the development of technologies and methods that can be rapidly transitioned into real operational environments for evaluation and early adoption. She guides the transition philosophy of all of research and development from Secure Decisions, and has been crucially involved in the transition of Code Dx®, MeerCAT®, VIAssist™, and SecureScope®. Prior to joining Applied Visions, Dr. D’Amico ran the Information Warfare Group for Northrop Grumman. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Adelphi University.
Lynn Antunovich is the talent manager for Applied Visions. She has a BFA from West Virginia University and has a number of skills in staffing, recruiting, and management. Before joining Applied Visions, Lynn handled staffing and talent management for SHRM, Fecak Inc., and Ocwen Financial Corporation.
Alex Thomas has worked as a project engineer for Applied Visions for 3 years. He has a B.S. in computer science from SUNY Stony Brook and more than 8 years of software experience. He is skilled in C#, C++, .NET, Object Oriented Design, and Agile Development.
Michael Rosenstein has been with Applied Visions since 1999. Starting as a junior engineer, he quickly grew into one of the company’s top-level programmers. He is skilled in C#, C++, SQL, .NET, XML, and LINQ. He also has a number of other software and project management skills. Michael has a Master’s degree in computer science from the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Kelly Bennett has been with Applied Visions for 9 years. As a Controller, she is responsible for accounting, procurement management, contracts administration, and managing cost proposals. She has a certification in Essentials of Government Contract Management, as well as a number of skills related to management, accounting, and compliance. She has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from Stony Brook University.
Sr. Software Engineer
Jesse Smith is a developer with over ten years of professional experience. He has served as project engineer on numerous mobile applications on the iOS platform, as well as work on Windows and Azure platforms. His focus extends beyond just development tasks, including experience on user interface/user experience design and implementation, as well as graphic design work and data visualization. Jesse serves as the technical lead of the Jybe Mobile brand (a division of Applied Visions, Inc.), and has overseen the development of all the applications released on the Apple App Store in that name. In addition, he has led development or contributed in a significant way to various other mobile and web projects for customers including Hallmark Cards, Clever Devices, and Interbank FX.
Sr. Systems Administrsator
With over 12 years of experience in Information Technology, Josh Cedeño brought a wide range of knowledge and talent to the growing Applied Visions team. With a skillset specializing in networking and security, Josh leads our IT security program while constantly looking for ways to optimize our environment to better serve our developers and customers. Before joining Applied Visions, Josh ran the IT department of a Long Island-based legal firm, where he developed their first security program, which radically reduced infection rates by identifying and securing vulnerabilities, educating end users, and implementing proper access protocols.
Human-Computer Interaction Specialist
Drew has fifteen years of experience in designing user interfaces to complex systems, including cyber security and network management, curriculum development tools, and transit system management software. He is a practitioner of human-centered design and specializes in applying human factors and computer science knowledge to the design process. Before joining Applied Visions, Drew was a Senior Computer Scientist at Research and Engineering Development, LLC, and worked with various U.S. Navy research labs to design and develop complex systems, such as Helmet Mounted Display symbology. He is also the inventor of a U.S. patent for a global visualization process for personal computer platforms (GVP+). He received his B.A. from Saint Mary’s College, and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Ken Prole is a Project Engineer for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., with over thirteen years of experience developing visualization and information assurance solutions for government and commercial clients. Previously, Ken was the Project Engineer for MeerCAT®, a visual analytics tool for wireless security developed for DARPA. This product was accredited and has been transitioned to operational use in the DoD. Ken was also responsible for the development of Thomson Reuters MetaStock, a commercial product for visually analyzing the market behaviors of financial instruments. Ken holds a Master’s degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post, and a Bachelor’s degree from Marist College, both in Information Systems.