Dr. Shannon Moon is an autodidact that is passionately interested in Affective Computing, Cognitive Psychology, Augmented Reality, Flight, Soaring, Virtual Reality, Simulation, Flight Training, Human-Computer Interaction, and Aeronautical Sciences.
She is a licensed Commercial Pilot (Instrument, Airplane Single Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, and Glider/Sailplane), is a H2 rated Hanglider pilot, and holds multiple Certified Flight Instructor ratings (Flight Instructor Airplane, Flight Instructor Glider, Flight Insructor Sport). She holds Certified Ground Instructor ratings (Advanced & Instrument), and also has a Remote Pilot license for sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft Systems).
Shannon is a published researcher. She holds a doctoral degree, in Computer Science, and is a Principal Engineer at the Walt Disney Company, where she works in social technology. She holds a BSSE (Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering). Shannon is a Harvard alumna, having earned a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University, with a concentration in Information Management Systems. She holds a number of software development industry certifications, (ITIL, PM, MCSD, MCSE, SCJP, etc.) .
Dr. Shan frequently volunteers as a SME (subject matter expert) for undergraduate and graduate student projects in simulation, wearable tech, aviation, and affective computing.
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