Mary "Missy" Cummings

Mary Louise Cummings

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
  • Investigator Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Email Address: m.cummings@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2004

Courses Taught

  • ECE 391: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 392: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 493: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • EGRMGMT 590: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2
  • NEUROSCI 495: Research Independent Study 3
  • NEUROSCI 496: Research Independent Study 4

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Miotto, P; Singh, L; Paduano, JD; Clare, A; Cummings, ML; Weitz, LA, Aircraft autonomy, vol 460 (2016), pp. 81-107 [10.1007/978-3-662-47694-9_3] [abs].
  • Ryan, JC; Cummings, ML, A Systems Analysis of the Introduction of Unmanned Aircraft Into Aircraft Carrier Operations, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol 46 no. 2 (2016), pp. 209-220 [10.1109/THMS.2014.2376355] [abs].
  • Cummings, ML; Gao, F; Thornburg, KM, Boredom in the Workplace: A New Look at an Old Problem., Human Factors, vol 58 no. 2 (2016), pp. 279-300 [abs].
  • Clare, AS; Cummings, ML; Repenning, NP, Influencing Trust for Human-Automation Collaborative Scheduling of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles., Human Factors, vol 57 no. 7 (2015), pp. 1208-1218 [abs].
  • Boyer, M; Cummings, ML; Spence, LB; Solovey, ET, Investigating Mental Workload Changes in a Long Duration Supervisory Control Task, Interacting with Computers, vol 27 no. 5 (2015), pp. 512-520 [10.1093/iwc/iwv012] [abs].