Dr. Dallas Snider

Chair, Department of Information Technology and Associate Professor
University of West Florida

Dr. Dallas Snider is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Information Technology and Computer Science at the University of West Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a B.A. in Physics from Hendrix College. Before joining UWF, he worked as a data warehouse developer for Northrop Grumman Information Systems and prior to that as a database application developer for Acxiom. Dr. Snider’s teaching and research interests include data mining, data warehousing, information visualization, cybersecurity, and software development.

Utilizing Wearable Sensors to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Pilots


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The only thing constant in life is change. After 9 moves and 20 job titles in the Air Force, I thought I was pretty good at adapting to change. Yet transitioning to civilian life introduced a ton of stress as I was finally forced to decide what I wanted to do when I grow up. Instead of feeling liberated, I found myself under pressure to make the perfect choices as I would have live with the consequences of these decisions for the rest of my life. After much soul searching, I stumbled across the “Design your Life” philosophy that recommends using iterative design cycles to navigate towards multiple, equally fulfilling career options. I’d like to share how I applied these principals to design my second career and hope that you might find them useful for your personal life as well.


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