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

Crandall, J. W., et al. “Predictive model for human-unmanned vehicle systems.” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, vol. 6, no. 11, Nov. 2009, pp. 585–603. Scopus, doi:10.2514/1.39191. Full Text

Donmez, Birsen, et al. “Auditory decision aiding in supervisory control of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles.Human Factors, vol. 51, no. 5, Oct. 2009, pp. 718–29. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0018720809347106. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and C. A. Smith. “Improving precision vertical flight operations through a direct-perception-action display.” Journal of Aircraft, vol. 46, no. 4, Jan. 2009, pp. 1270–79. Scopus, doi:10.2514/1.40567. Full Text

Smith, C. A., et al. “Developing lunar landing vehicle display requirements through content analysis of Apollo lunar landing voice communications.” International Journal of Aviation Psychology, vol. 18, no. 3, July 2008, pp. 237–54. Scopus, doi:10.1080/10508410802073442. Full Text

Sim, L., et al. “Past, present and future implications of human supervisory control in space missions.” Acta Astronautica, vol. 62, no. 10–11, May 2008, pp. 648–55. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2008.01.029. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and P. J. Mitchell. “Predicting controller capacity in supervisory control of multiple UAVs.” Ieee Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans, vol. 38, no. 2, Mar. 2008, pp. 451–60. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TSMCA.2007.914757. Full Text

Marquez, J. J., and M. L. Cummings. “Design and evaluation of path planning decision support for planetary surface exploration.” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, vol. 5, no. 3, Mar. 2008, pp. 57–71. Scopus, doi:10.2514/1.26248. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “Effects of single versus multiple warnings on driver performance.Hum Factors, vol. 49, no. 6, Dec. 2007, pp. 1097–106. Pubmed, doi:10.1518/001872007X249956. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., et al. “Predicting operator capacity for supervisory control of multiple UAVs.” Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 70, July 2007, pp. 11–37. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72696-8_2. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and P. J. Mitchell. “Operator scheduling strategies in supervisory control of multiple UAVs.” Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 11, no. 4, May 2007, pp. 339–48. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ast.2006.10.007. Full Text

Pages

Adams, J. A., et al. “Designing for resilience: Prioritizing people, payloads and platforms.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2011, vol. 3, 2011, pp. 1858–60.

Kopeikin, A., et al. “Design of a decentralized multi-UAV system with human supervision.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2011, vol. 2, 2011, pp. 846–59.

Clare, A. S., and M. L. Cummings. “Task-based interfaces for decentralized multiple unmanned vehicle control.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2011, vol. 2, 2011, pp. 1205–13.

Ryan, J. C., et al. “Designing an interactive local and global decision support system for aircraft carrier deck scheduling.” Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit 2011, 2011.

Cummings, M. “Human-automation collaboration in unmanned vehicle operations.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2011, vol. 3, 2011, pp. 1861–64.

Tappan, J., et al. “Mobile application for utility domains.” Mobile Hci 2011  13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, 2011, pp. 521–24. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2037373.2037452. Full Text

Tappan, J. M., et al. “Display requirements for an interactive rail scheduling display.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6781 LNAI, 2011, pp. 352–61. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_38. Full Text

Habib, M., et al. “Wind gust alerting for supervisory control of a micro aerial vehicle.” Ieee Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1109/AERO.2011.5747536. Full Text

Bertuccelli, L. F., and M. L. Cummings. “Scenario-based robust scheduling for collaborative human-UAV visual search tasks.” Proceedings of the Ieee Conference on Decision and Control, 2011, pp. 5702–07. Scopus, doi:10.1109/CDC.2011.6160994. Full Text

Castonia, R. W., et al. “The design of a HSMM-based operator state modeling display.” Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace 2010, 2010.

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