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

Donmez, B., et al. “Evaluation criteria for human-automation performance metrics.” Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (Permis) Workshop, 2008, pp. 77–82. Scopus, doi:10.1145/1774674.1774687. Full Text

Nehme, C. E., et al. “Predicting the impact of heterogeneity on unmanned-vehicle team performance.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, vol. 2, 2008, pp. 917–21.

Cummings, M. L., et al. “A metric taxonomy for supervisory control of unmanned vehicles.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2008, vol. 2, 2008, pp. 717–31.

Carrigan, G., et al. “Human factors analysis of predator B crash.” Auvsi Unmanned Systems North America Conference 2008, vol. 2, 2008, pp. 617–31.

Cohen, M. S., et al. “Cognition and game theory in the design of a collaboration manager for shared control of multiple UV assets.” 2008 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, Cts’08, 2008, pp. 513–23. Scopus, doi:10.1109/CTS.2008.4543972. Full Text

Kilgore, R. M., et al. “Mission planning and monitoring for heterogeneous unmanned vehicle teams: A human-centered perspective.” Collection of Technical Papers  2007 Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace Conference, vol. 1, 2007, pp. 784–800.

Platts, J. T., et al. “Applicability of STANAG 4586 to future unmanned aerial vehicles.” Collection of Technical Papers  2007 Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace Conference, vol. 1, 2007, pp. 391–404.

Brzezinski, A. S., et al. “Decision support visualizations for schedule management of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles.” Collection of Technical Papers  2007 Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace Conference, vol. 1, 2007, pp. 208–15.

Crandall, J. W., and M. L. Cummings. “Identifying predictive metrics for supervisory control of multiple robots.” Ieee Transactions on Robotics, vol. 23, no. 5, 2007, pp. 942–51. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TRO.2007.907480. Full Text

Crandall, J. W., and M. L. Cummings. “Developing performance metrics for the supervisory control of multiple robots.” Hri 2007  Proceedings of the 2007 Acm/Ieee Conference on Human Robot Interaction  Robot as Team Member, 2007, pp. 33–40. Scopus, doi:10.1145/1228716.1228722. Full Text

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