San Jose State University Assistant Professor Dr. David Schuster has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program Award (NSF CAREER Award). Schuster is a professor of psychology and teaches in the interdisciplinary Human Factors and Ergonomics program. He will be conducting research on “Understanding Human Cognition in Computer Network Defense.”
While a large part of cyber security involves automated processes, Schuster is interested in the human-decision making required of cyber security specialists and the need for professional development/training to prepare individuals for employment in the field. His goal is to develop training that will increase access to cyber security careers, especially for underrepresented groups.
The prestigious NSF CAREER award was given out to 159 researchers from 2010-2015 nationwide. SJSU received the only CSU award during that time period in 2012, when Dr. Craig Clements, meteorology and climate science, was awarded for his research entitled “Toward a Better Understanding of Wildfire-Atmosphere Interactions-Integrating Fire Weather Research and Education.”
Other SJSU faculty members to receive an NSF CAREER Award include:
- 2006, Xiao Su, Computer Engineering, CAREER: Integrated Coding and Content Delivery for Secure Media Streaming on P2P Networks
- 2005, Dr. Eugene Cordero, Meteorology & Climate Science, CAREER: Connections between Stratospheric Perturbations and Climate Change – Research and Teaching Integration
- 2005, Dr. Ferdinand Rivera, Mathematics & Statistics,CAREER: Developing a Mathematical Knowledge Base for Teaching and Learning Generalization in Basic Algebra at the Middle-Grades in Urban Contexts