HPC MSU
Name:Cindy L. Bethel (Cindy)
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Faculty
Email: cbethel@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2137
Office Phone:(662) 325-9252
Alternate Phone:(813) 316-8136

Biography:Cindy is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Mississippi State University. She is the Director of the Social, Therapeutic, and Robotic Systems (STaRS) Lab and is a Research Fellow with the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) in the Human Factors Group.

Cindy was an NSF/CCC/CRA Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow (CIFellow) in the Social Robotics Laboratory in the Computer Science Department at Yale University from 2009-2011. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Graduate Fellowship. She graduated in 2009 with her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida.

She graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida. She was awarded the King O'Neal Scholar Award, the Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award, and the Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Senior of the Year Award.

Research Interest: Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics, Robot-Assisted Therapy, Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design, Human-Machine Interface and Systems, Affective Computing, Search and Rescue, Military, and Law Enforcement, Therapy applications, Artificial Intelligence, Human Factors, Psychophysiology, Experimental Design, Psychology, and Applied Statistics.

Hobbies:Walking, hiking, swing dancing, arts & crafts, nature, and much more.

Publications: Garrison, T. M., Jensen, L. T., McGinley, J., Carruth, D., Bethel, C. L., Goodin, C., & Durst, P. (2016). Conducting a Prospective Review for Enhanced Interface Features for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Operation. 7th International conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016). Orlando, FL.

Bethel, C. L., Henkel, Z. M., Stives, K., May, D., Eakin, D., Pilkinton, M., Jones, A., & Stubbs-Richardson, M. (2016). Using Robots to Interview Children About Bullying: Lessons Learned from an Exploratory Study. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Conference. New Your: IEEE.

Asif, K. M., Bethel, C. L., & Carruth, D. (2016). Iterative Interface Design for Robot Integration with Tactical Teams. 7th International conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016). Orlando, FL, USA.

Garrison, T. M., Jensen, L. T., McGinley, J., Carruth, D., Bethel, C. L., Durst, P., & Goodin, C. (2016). Conducting a Prospective Review for Enhanced Interface Features for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Operation. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences. Orlando, FL.

Jensen, L. T., Garrison, T. M., Carruth, D., Bethel, C. L., Durst, P., & Goodin, C. (2016). Initial Performance Assessment of a Control Interface for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Operation Using a Simulation Platform. 7th International conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016). Orlando, FL.

Total Publications by this Author: 27