Mary "Missy" Cummings

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

External Address: 
131 North Building, Box 103957, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
131 North Building, Box 103957, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
919.660.5306

Overview

Mary "Missy" Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004.
A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots.
Cummings is currently a Professor in the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and is the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics. Her research interests include human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia 2004

Boussemart, Y., et al. “Supervised vs unsupervised learning for operator state modeling in unmanned vehicle settings.” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 71–85. Scopus, doi:10.2514/1.46767. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and K. M. Thornburg. “Paying attention to the man behind the curtain.” Ieee Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 58–62. Scopus, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2011.7. Full Text

Donmez, B., et al. “Modeling workload impact in multiple unmanned vehicle supervisory control.” Ieee Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans, vol. 40, no. 6, Nov. 2010, pp. 1180–90. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TSMCA.2010.2046731. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “Supporting intelligent and trustworthy maritime path planning decisions.” International Journal of Human Computer Studies, vol. 68, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 616–26. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2010.05.002. Full Text

Cummings, M. L. “A human factors perspective on aircraft design.” Ergonomics in Design, vol. 18, no. 2, Mar. 2010, pp. 23–24. Scopus, doi:10.1518/106480410X12737888532840. Full Text

Cummings, M. L. “Technology impedances to augmented cognition.” Ergonomics in Design, vol. 18, no. 2, Mar. 2010, pp. 25–27. Scopus, doi:10.1518/106480410X12737888532804. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “The role of human-automation consensus in multiple unmanned vehicle scheduling.Human Factors, vol. 52, no. 1, Feb. 2010, pp. 17–27. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0018720810368674. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “Erratum: The role of human-automation consensus in multiple unmanned vehicle scheduling (Human Factors (2010) 52 (17-27) (DOI: 10.1177/0018720810368674)).” Human Factors, vol. 52, no. 2, Jan. 2010, pp. 348–49. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0018720810381465. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and S. Bruni. “Human-automated planner collaboration in complex resource allocation decision support systems.” Intelligent Decision Technologies, vol. 4, no. 2, Jan. 2010, pp. 101–14. Scopus, doi:10.3233/IDT-2010-0072. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and A. S. Brzezinski. “Global vs. local decision support for multiple independent UAV schedule management.” International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, vol. 3, no. 3, Jan. 2010, pp. 188–205. Scopus, doi:10.1504/IJADS.2010.036098. Full Text

Pages

Kopeikin, A., et al. “Flight testing a heterogeneous multi-UAV system with human supervision.” Aiaa Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012, 2012.

Clare, A. S., et al. “Identifying suitable algorithms for human-computer collaborative scheduling of multiple Unmanned Vehicles.” 50th Aiaa Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.2514/6.2012-485. Full Text

Roth, E. M., et al. “Collaborative automation across varying time scales of interaction: What's the same? What's different?Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012, pp. 213–17. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1071181312561052. Full Text

Solovey, E. T., et al. “Collision avoidance interface for safe piloting of unmanned vehicles using a mobile device.” Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual Acm Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Uist’12, 2012, pp. 77–78. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2380296.2380330. Full Text

Collins, A. N., and M. L. Cummings. “A historical perspective on the application of autonomy in rotorcraft.” Annual Forum Proceedings  Ahs International, vol. 3, 2012, pp. 1796–807.

Gao, F., et al. “Teamwork in controlling multiple robots.” Hri’12  Proceedings of the 7th Annual Acm/Ieee International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, 2012, pp. 81–88. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2157689.2157703. Full Text

Stimpson, A. J., et al. “A model-based measure to assess operator adherence to procedures.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012, pp. 2452–56. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1071181312561499. Full Text

Kopeikin, A., et al. “Flight testing a heterogeneous multi-UAV system with human supervision.” Aiaa Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2012, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.2514/6.2012-4825. Full Text

Clare, A. S., et al. “Mixed-initiative strategies for real-time scheduling of multiple unmanned vehicles.” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2012, pp. 676–82. Scopus, doi:10.1109/acc.2012.6314752. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “The impact of human-automation collaboration in decentralized multiple unmanned vehicle control.” Proceedings of the Ieee, vol. 100, no. 3, 2012, pp. 660–71. Scopus, doi:10.1109/JPROC.2011.2174104. Full Text

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