Name:Cindy L. Bethel (Cindy)
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
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: Lalejini, A., Sween, R., Bethel, C. L., & Carruth, D. (2014). Evaluation of Supervisory Control Interfaces for Mobile Robot Integration with Tactical Teams. 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts. Evanston, IL.

Crumpton, J., & Bethel, C. L. (2014). Conveying Emotion in Robotic Speech: Lessons Learned. 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014). Edinburgh, UK: IEEE. 274-279. DOI:10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926265. [Abstract]

Arya, A., Anderson, D., Bethel, C. L., & Carruth, D. (2013). Multi-Kernel Aggregation of Local and Global Features in Long Wave Infrared for Detection of SWAT Teams in Challenging Environments. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference. Baltimore, MD. [Abstract]

Bethel, C. L., Eakin, D., Anreddy, S., Stuart, J. K., & Carruth, D. (2013). Eyewitnesses Are Misled by Human but Not Robot Interviewers. 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction 2013. Tokyo, Japan. [Abstract]

Bethel, C. L., Carruth, D., & Garrison, T. M. (2012). Discoveries from Integrating Robots into SWAT Team Training Exercises. Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2012). College Station, TX.

Total Publications by this Author: 7