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., and M. L. Cummings. “Attention allocation efficiency in human-UV teams.” Collection of Technical Papers  2007 Aiaa Infotech at Aerospace Conference, vol. 1, 2007, pp. 32–40. Scopus, doi:10.2514/6.2007-2704. Full Text

Ashdown, M., and M. L. Cummings. “Asymmetric synchronous collaboration within distributed teams.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4562 LNAI, 2007, pp. 245–55. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73331-7_26. Full Text

Scott, S. D., et al. “Assisting interruption recovery in supervisory control of multiple UAVS.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006, pp. 699–703.

Cummings, Mary L. “Integrating ethics in design through the value-sensitive design approach.Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 12, no. 4, 2006, pp. 701–15. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11948-006-0065-0. Full Text

Nehme, C. E., et al. “Generating requirements for futuristic hetrogenous unmanned systems.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006, pp. 235–39. Scopus, doi:10.1177/154193120605000306. Full Text

Bruni, S., et al. “Visualizing operators' cognitive strategies in multivariate optimization.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006, pp. 1180–84. Scopus, doi:10.1177/154193120605001114. Full Text

Smith, C. A., et al. “Utilizing ecological perception to support precision lunar landing.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006, pp. 91–95. Scopus, doi:10.1177/154193120605000120. Full Text

Cummings, M. L., and P. J. Mitchell. “Managing multiple UAVs through a timeline display.” Collection of Technical Papers  Infotech at Aerospace: Advancing Contemporary Aerospace Technologies and Their Integration, vol. 3, 2005, pp. 1337–49.

Cummings, M. L., and C. Tsonis. “Deconstructing complexity in air traffic control.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2005, pp. 25–29.

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