Live to Fly! Fly to Live!

Posted on 2021/02/21

“Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;

To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within;

To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;

Then back to earth at the end of a day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.

Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest day or darkest night;

Spare me your pity and shrug off the pain,
Secure in the knowledge that I’d do it again;

For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know,
I was born to fly.”

— Gary Claude Stoker



           BE BRAVE ENOUGH

           TO SUCK AT

           SOMETHING NEW


My Ukulele Wishlist

Posted on 2019/08/28

Just a wishlist of different ukuleles I would like to own if money was no object

Posted on 2018/03/02

Delighted to see my recent IEEE conference paper finally show up in Google Scholar and the IEEE Digital Library. I truly believe that the next wave of innovative technology solutions will embrace Affective Computing, i.e. computing systems that understand and adapt to human emotion.

S. M. Moon and Y. Qu, “A quantitative approach for determining pilot affective patterns during soaring flight simulation,” 2017 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications (ICCC), Chengdu, 2017, pp. 2617-2624. doi: 10.1109/CompComm.2017.8323008

Successful Dissertation Defense

Posted on 2017/05/22

Dr. Shannon Moon

Dissertation Complete


Successfully defended my dissertation: “An Experimental Design of a Foundational Framework for the Application of Affective Computing to Soaring Flight Simulation and Training”

The end is nigh! (In a good way)

Posted on 2017/05/15

Journey's End

Journey’s End

There is finally light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve submitted my dissertation to my mentor, who is reviewing it for any last minute changes. I should be defending my dissertation in 2 weeks 1 week.

This is it…

Posted on 2017/03/21

Final Defense

Final Defense

It is finally here…my final quarter as a doctoral candidate starts in a little over a week. If all goes well, in 2 months I should complete my final dissertation defense and become Dr. Moon.