Assistant Professor, Psychology
Primary Investigator, Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab
Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm or by appointment: Tue. and Thu. afternoons are typically available
- Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Univ. of Central Florida, Florida, United States, 2013
- Master of Arts, Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology, Univ. of Central Florida, Florida, United States, 2010
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Univ. of Tampa, Florida, United States, 2006
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.