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: Usher, J., McCool, R., Strawderman, L., Carruth, D. W., Bethel, C. L., & May, D. (2017). Simulation Modeling of Pedestrian Behavior in the Presence of Unmanned Mobile Robots. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory. Elsevier. 75, 96-112. DOI:10.1016/j.simpat.2017.03.012. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Liu, Y., Bethel, C. L., Ball, J. E., & Archibald, C. (2017). Mechanical Design, Prototyping, and Validation of a Martian Robot Mining System. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems. 10(1), 1289-1297.

May, D., Holler, K., Bethel, C. L., Strawderman, L., Carruth, D. W., & Usher, J. (2017). Survey of Factors for the Prediction of Human Comfort with Robots in Public Spaces. International Journal of Social Robotics. Springer. 9(2), 165-180. DOI:10.1007/s12369-016-0390-7. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Batte, J. A., Collins, Z. H., Bateman, J. N., Atkins, J., Davis, M., Salley, D., Liu, Y., Bethel, C. L., Ball, J. E., & Archibald, C. (2017). Mechanical Design, Prototyping, and Validation of a Martian Robot Mining System. SAE World Congress 2017. Detroit, MI: SAE. [Abstract]

Pleva, M., Juhar, J., Cizmar, A., Hudson, C. R., Carruth, D. W., & Bethel, C. L. (2017). Implementing English Speech Interface to Jaguar Robot for SWAT Training. Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI 2017). Herlany, Slovakia: IEEE. [Abstract]

Total Publications by this Author: 38