Human Factors and Applied Cognition
PsychologyThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Susanne M Furman

Susanne M Furman

Susanne M Furman

Instructor

Susanne Furman is a cognitive scientist in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Visualization and Usability Group. She works on and investigates usability for both cybersecurity and biometric devices for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Previously she worked at the US Department of Health and Human Services and ran the usability program that. She also worked as a usability engineer for IBM and GE. She has a PhD in Applied Experimental Psychology Human Factors from George Mason University. 

Selected Publications

Prettyman, S., Furman, S., Theofanos, M., & Stanton, B., (2015). Privacy and Security in the Brave New World: The Use of Multiple Mental Models. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust (pp. 260-270). Springer International Publishing. 

Furman, S., & Theofanos, M. (2014). Preserving Privacy - More Than Reading a Message. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and Accessibility Practice (pp. 14-25). Springer International Printing. 

Furman, S., Theofanos, M., & Wald, H., (2014). Human Engineering Design Criteria Standards Part 3: Interim Steps. NISTIR 7990, March 2014. 

Furman, S., Theofanos, M., (2013). Human Engineering Design Criteria Standards Part 1: Project Introduction and Existing Standards. NISTIR 7889, August 2013. 

Furman, S., Theofanos, M., & Chapman, S. (2013). Human Engineering Design Criteria Standards Part 2: Methodology and Interview Results. NISTIR 7934, March 2013. 

Furman, S., Theofanos, M., Choong, Y., & Stanton, B. (March-April, 2012). Basing Cybersecurity Training on User Perceptions. IEEE Security and Privacy, (2), 40-49. 

Furman, S.M., Boehm-Davis, D.A., & Holt, R.W. (June 2002). A look at programmers communicating through their programs. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science, 88, #2, 73-88. 

Blatt, J., & Furman, S., (1998). Residence Locations of Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes. Journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention, 30, 703-711. 

Cohen, S.L., Furman, S., Crouse, M., & Kroner, A.L. (1990). Response strength in open and closed economies. Learning and Motivation, 21 (3), 316-339. 

Report to Congress - Review of Ten State Highway Safety Assessment. Smith, M. & Furman, S. (1991). 

Report to Congress - Review of Highway Safety Assessment. LaHeist, W., & Furman, S. (1997)

 

Education

B.A., Psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1988 

M.A., Applied Experimental Psychology, George Mason University, 1990

Ph.D., Applied Experimental Psychology Human Factors, George Mason University, 1997