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About David Schuster

Dave Schuster earned his Ph.D. in Psychology specializing in applied experimental and human factors psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2013. While pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Schuster was a member of the Team Performance Laboratory at the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training. During that time, Dr. Schuster supervised multiple research projects centered on understanding individual and shared cognition in complex environments. He has conducted research in domains such as aviation, transportation security training, and military human-robot interaction. His research interests include the cognitive aspects of cybersecurity, situation awareness in human-automation teams, the impact of video games on task performance, and perceptual training for real-world pattern recognition.
Dr. Schuster’s work has appeared in Ergonomics and Human Factors. Dr. Schuster has presented at the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support and the NATO Information Systems and Technology Panel Symposium on Emerged and Emerging Disruptive Technologies. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, San Jose State University
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2016 - 2021 CAREER: Understanding the Cognitive Processes of Computer Network Defense
National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program
$516,000
2015 - 2016 An Empirical Evaluation of the Game Experience Measure (GEM)
San José State University
San José State University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Internal Grant
2014 - 2016 Quantifying Human Cognition in Cyber Security
San José State University
San José State University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Internal Grant
2009 Individually Adaptive Discrimination Training for Improvised Explosive Detection
Individually Adaptive Discrimination Training for Improvised Explosive Detection
Training Technical Group Student Grant Award
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Technical program committee member, IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference (CogSIMA)
2015 - Present Training technical group newsletter editor, Human Factors Ergonomics Society
2007 - Present Ad-hoc Reviewer, Training and cognitive engineering/decision making technical groups
2006 - Present Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
2015 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Ergonomics
2015 Annual Meeting Session Co-Chair, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
2014 - 2015 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Human Factors
2014 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Cognitive Technology
2011 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Cognitive Technology
2010 Annual Meeting Session Co-Chair, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
2009 - 2010 Training technical group newsletter editor, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
2008 Annual Meeting Session Co-Chair, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
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Courses

  • STAT 115: Intermediate Statistics
  • STAT 095: Elementary Statistics
  • PSYC 173: Human Factors
  • PSYC 001: General Psychology

Education

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2013 Ph.D., University of Central Florida ‐ Applied Experimental & Human Factors Psychology
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2012 M.A, University of Central Florida ‐ Applied Experimental & Human Factors Psychology
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2006 B.A, University of Tampa ‐ Psychology
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Contact Information

Email: david.schuster@sjsu.edu



Book Chapters (1)

In Press (1)

Journal Articles (6)

Proceedings Papers (20)