Dr. Aryn Pyke is a Cognitive Cyber Research Scientist at the Army Cyber Institute and an Assistant Professor in Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. Her current research interests include human-computer interaction, investigating the psycho-physiological responses to cyber threats, and enhancing the effectiveness and cognitive fit of training techniques and intrusion detection tools for cyber operators. She hails most recently from Pittsburgh where she conducted post-doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University investigating math learning and the benefits of visuo-spatial representations.
Her doctoral Cognitive Science degree provided an interdisciplinary background for the study of cognition (artificial intelligence, psychology, human-computer interaction, linguistics, and neuroscience). Prior to her PhD, she obtained BASc and MASc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. With experience and interests in both Psychology and Engineering she is very pleased to be teaching courses in the Engineering Psychology track in BS&L, and conducting research at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI).