Publications

Duke HAL-Humans and Autonomy Lab

2017

Nneji, V. C., Stimpson, A., & Cummings, M. L. (2017). Predicting Locomotive Crew Performance in Rail Operations with Onboard Human and Automated AssistanceIEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems, in review

Cummings, M.L., “Informing Autonomous System Design Through the Lens of Skill-, Rule, and Knowledge-Based Behaviors”, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, October 2017 

Cummings, M.L. & P. Quimby, “The Power of Collective Intelligence in a Signal Detection Task”, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science, in press.

Britton, D.P, Cummings, M.L.,Codd, P, & M. Waitzkin, “A Systems Engineering Approach to Regulating Autonomous Systems”, M.S Thesis (2017), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Nneji, V., Stimpson, A., Cummings, M.L. & K. Goodrich, “Exploring Concepts of Operations for On-Demand Passenger Air Transportation,” AIAA Aviation, Denver CO, 2017

Islam, R., Stimpson, A., & M.L. Cummings, "Small UAV Noise Analysis," HAL2017-01, Duke University, 2017

Cummings, M.L., "The Brave New World of Driverless Cars,: The Need for Interdisciplinary Researchnand Workforce Development", TR News, March-April 2017, p. 34-37

Solovey, E.T, Powale, P., and Cummings, M.L. "A field study of multimodal alerts for an autonomous threat detection system," HCII 2017, Vancouver, CA

Cummings, M.L., "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare", International Security Department and US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House, January 2017

Stimpson, A.J., Tucker, M.B., Masahiro, O., Steffy, A. & Cummings, M.L. Modeling Risk Perceptions for Mars Rover Supervisory Control: Before and After Wheel Damage. IEEE Areospace Paper 2017

Clamann, M., Aubert, M., & Cummings, M.L. Evaluation of Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Communication Displays for Autonomous Vehicles, 2017 96th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 8-12

2016

Stimpson, A.J., Ryan, J.C., & Cummings, M.L. Assessing Pilot Workload in Single-Pilot Operations with Advanced Autonomy. Proceedings of HFES 2016: 60th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. ACCEPTED.

Lagrew, D. Real Time Workload Detection in Supervisory Control Applications Using fNIRS, B.S. Thesis, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Duke University.

Fei, G. Modeling Human Attention and Performance in Automated Environments with Low Task Loading, Ph.D. Thesis (2016), Humans and Automation Laboratory, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ross, W. Investigating the Tradespace between Increased Automation and Optimal Manning on Aircraft Carrier Decks, M.S. Thesis (2016), Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Enginering and Materials Science, Duke University.

Gao, F., Cummings, M.L., & E. Solovey, ³Modeling Teamwork in Supervisory Control of Multiple Robots,² IEEE SMC Part A: Humans and Machines (2014), 44(4): 441-453.²

Simshaw, D., Terry, N., Hauser, K., & Cummings M.L., ³Regulating Healthcare Robots: Maximizing Opportunities While Minimizing Risks², (2016) 22(3) Richmond Journal of Law & Technology.

Aubert, M.C., Ross, W., Mazzari, S., Stimpson, A. & Cummings, M.L., "Interaction Design Considerations for an Aircraft Carrier Deck Agent-based Simulation" 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 5-12.

Tucker, M., Aubert, M.C., Sampaio, V., Clamann, M. & Cummings, M.L., "Detection of Attentional State in Long-Distance Driving Settings Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy." 2016 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10-14.

Cummings, M.L., Stimpson, A. & Clamann, M., "Functional Requirements for Onboard Intelligent Automation in Single Pilot Operations." 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference, San Diego, CA, January 4-8.

2015

Clare, A.S., Cummings, M.L., Repenning, N.P. (Nov. 2015). "Influencing Trust for Human-Automation Collaborative Scheduling of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles." Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, col.57, no. 7, pgs. 1208-1218

Boyer, M., Cummings, M., Spence, L., & E. Solovey, Investigating Mental Workload Changes in a Long Duration Supervisory Control Task, Interacting with Computers (2015) 27, 512-520.

Ryan, J. & M.L. Cummings, Effects of Safety Protocols on Unmanned Vehicle Ground Operation, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems Special Issue on Aerospace Human-Automation Interaction (2015) 12, 431-440.

Cummings, M.L. & Gao, F., "Boredom in the Workplace: A New Look at an Old Problem." Human Factors, in press.

Hutchins, A.R., Cummings, M.L., Draper, M. & Hughes, T., "Representing Autonomous Systems' Self-Confidence through Competency Boundaries ." Proceedings of HFES 2015: 59th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, October 26-30.

Gao, F., Cummings, M.L. & Solovey, E., "Designing for Robust and Effective Teamwork in Human-Agent Teams." The Intersection of Robust Intelligence (RI) and Trust in Autonomous Systems, Ed.: W. Lawless, Springer, in press.

Cummings, M.L. & Clare, A.S., "Holistic Modeling for Human-Autonomous System Interaction." Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, in press.

Cummings, M.L., "Operator Interaction with Centralized Versus Decentralized UAV Architectures." Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Eds: Valavanis, K.P. & Vachtsevanos, G.J., (2015) Springer, p. 977-992.

Aubert, M.C., Uzumcu, S., Hutchins, A.R. & Cummings, M.L., "Toward the Development of a Low-Altitude Air Traffic Control Paradigm for Networks of Small, Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles." 2015 AIAA SciTech Conference, Kissimmee, FL, January 5-9.

2014

Cummings, M.L., "Man vs. Machine or Man + Machine?" IEEE Intelligent Systems, (2014) 29(5), p. 62-69.

Ryan, J.C. & Cummings, M.L., " A Systems Analysis of the Introduction of Unmanned Aircraft into Aircraft Carrier Operations ." IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems , (2014) 99(1), pp. 1-12.

Ryan, J. C., & Cummings, M. L., "Development of an Agent-Based Model for Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Operations." Modeling and & Simulation Journal, Spring (2014) p. 5-15.

Gao, F., Cummings, M.L., & E. Solovey, “Modeling Teamwork in Supervisory Control of Multiple Robots.” IEEE SMC Part A: Humans and Machines, in press.

Cummings, M.L., Bertucelli, L., Macbeth, J. & A. Surana, “Task Versus Vehicle-Based Control Paradigms in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Supervision by a Single Operator.” IEEE SMC Part A:Humans and Machines, (2014) 44(3), p. 353-361.

Stimpson, A. & M. Cummings, “Assessing Intervention Timing in Computer-Based Education Using Machine Learning Algorithms.” IEEE Access, (2014) 2, p. 78-87.

Cummings, M.L., & J. C Ryan, “Who Is in Charge? Promises and Pitfalls of Driverless Cars.” TR News, (May-June 2014) 292, p. 25-30.

Gao, F., & M.L. Cummings, “Barriers to Robust and Effective Human-Agent Teamwork.” AAAI 2014 Spring Symposium, Mountain View, CA.

MIT HAL-Humans and Automation Lab

Journal Articles

Cummings, M.L. & J.C. Ryan, Shared Authority Concerns in Automated Driving Applications, Humans and Automation Laboratory Working Paper.

Clare, A.S., Cummings, M.L., How, J., Whitten, A., and Toupet ,O., Operator Objective Function Guidance for a Real-time Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling Algorithm , AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, Vol. 9, No.4, pp. 161-173, 2012.

Spinetta, L., Cummings, M.L., Unloved Aerial Vehicles: Gutting its UAV plan, the Air Force sets a course for irrelevance , Armed Forces Journal, p. 8, Nov. 2012.

Cummings, M.L., Mastracchio, C., Thornburg, K.M., Mkrtchyan, A.,. Boredom and Distraction in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Supervisory Control , Interacting with Computers, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 34-47, 2013.

Cummings, M.L., Jackson,K., Quimby, P., & D. Pitman, Field Testing of a Quad Rotor Smartphone Control System , International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 165-177, 2012.

Clare, A.S., Maere, P.C.P., and Cummings, M.L., Assessing Operator Strategies for Real-time Replanning of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles , Intelligent Decision Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 221-231, 2012.

Pitman, D.J., Cummings,M.L., Collaborative Exploration with a Micro Aerial Vehicle: A Novel Interaction Method for Controlling a MAV with a Hand-Held Device , Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 2012, Article ID 768180, 15 pages, 2012.
doi:10.1155/2012/768180.

Cummings, M.L., How, J., Whitten, A., and Toupet ,O. ,The Impact of Human-Automation Collaboration in Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control , Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 100, No.3 pp. 660-671, 2012.

Cummings, M.L., Marquez, J.J., & N. Roy, Human-Automation Path Planning Optimization and Decision Support, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Vol. 70, pp. 116–128, 2011.

Boussemart Y., Cummings M. L., Predictive models of human supervisory control behavioral patterns using hidden semi-Markov models , Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, ISSN 0952-1976, DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2011.04.008, (In Press).

Bertuccelli, L. F., and M. L. Cummings, Operator Choice Modeling for UAV Visual Search Tasks ,IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans vol :42 , Issue 5, pp. 1088-1099, Sept. 2012.

Boussemart, Y., Cummings, M.L., Las Fargeas, J., Roy, N., Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning for Operator State Modeling in Unmanned Vehicle Settings , Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (1542-9423) vol. 8 no. 3, pg 71-85, 2011.

Cummings, M.L., & S. Bruni, Human-Automation Collaboration in Complex Multivariate Resource Allocation Decision Support Systems , International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies, (2010) Vol. 4(2), p. 101-114.

Donmez, B.D., Nehme, C., & M.L. Cummings, Modeling Workload Impact in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Supervisory Control , IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A Systems and Humans, Vol. 40, Issue 6, p. 1180-1190, 2010.

Cummings, M.L., Buchin, M., Carrigan, G., & B. Donmez, Supporting Intelligent and Trustworthy Maritime Path Planning Decisions , International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Vol. 68(10), p. 616-626, 2010.

Cummings, M.L., Brezezinski, A., Global vs. local decision support for multiple independent UAV schedule management , International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences - Vol. 3, No.3 pp. 188 - 205, 2010.

Cummings, M. L., Clare, A. S., Hart, C. S. The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling . Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 17-27, 2010.

Cummings, M.L. & K.T. Thornburg, Paying Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain , IEEE Pervasive Computing, in press.

Donmez, B., Cummings, M. L., Graham, H. D.. Auditory Decision Aiding in Supervisory Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics, 51(5),718-729, 2009.

Nehme, C. E., Mekdeci, B., Crandall, J. W., Cummings, M. L. The Impact of Heterogeneity on Operator Performance in Future Unmanned Vehicle Systems , The International Command and Control Journal, Vol. 2(2), 2008.

Cummings, M.L., & Mitchell P.J., Predicting Controller Capacity in Remote Supervision of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles , IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,Part A Systems and Humans, 38(2), p. 451-460, 2008.

Marquez, J.J., & Cummings, M.L., "Design and Evaluation of Path Planning Decision Support for Planetary Surface Exploration ", AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 5(3), p. 57-71, 2008.

Cummings, M.L., Tsonis, C., & A. Rader, The Impact of Multi-layered Data-blocks on Controller Performance , Air Traffic Control Quarterly, 16(2), 2008.

Sim, L., Cummings, M.L., & Smith, C.A., Past, Present And Future Implications Of Human Supervisory Control In Space Missions , Acta Astronautica 62 648 – 655, 2008.

Smith, C.A., Cummings, M.L., & Sim, L., Developing Lunar Landing Vehicle Display Requirements through Content Analysis of Apollo Lunar Landing Voice Communications , International Journal of Aviation Psychology, Vol. 18,issue 3, p. 237-254, 2008.

Cummings, M.L., Bruni, S., Mercier, S., & Mitchell P.J. Automation Architecture for Single Operator, Multiple UAV Command and Control , The International Command and Control Journal, Vol. 1(2), 2007.

Crandall, J.W., & Cummings, M.L., Identifying Predictive Metrics for Supervisory Control of Multiple Robots, IEEE Transactions on Robotics – Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction , Vol. 23, issue 5, p. 942-951, 2007.

Cummings, M.L, Brzezinski, A.S., & Lee, J.D., The Impact of Intelligent Aiding for Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Schedule Management , IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special issue on Interacting with Autonomy, Vol. 22(2) p.52-59, 2007.

Cummings, M.L., Kilgore, R.M., Wang, E., Tijerina, L., & Kochhar, D.S., Effects of Single versus Multiple Warnings on Driver Performance , Human Factors, 46(6), p. 1097-1106, 2007.

Cummings, M.L., & Mitchell, P.J., Operator Scheduling Strategies in Supervisory Control of Multiple UAVs , Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 11, p. 339–348, 2007.

Cummings, M.L., & Mitchell, P.J., “Automated Scheduling Decision Support for Supervisory Control of Multiple UAVs, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 3(6), p. 294-308, 2006.

Cummings, M.L., Automation and Accountability in Decision Support System Interface Design , Journal of Technology Studies Vol 32(1), p. 23-31, 2006.

Cummings, M. L., & Tsonis, C., Partitioning Complexity in Air Traffic Management Tasks , International Journal of Aviation Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 3, Pages 277-295, 2006.

Cummings, M.L., The Need for Command and Control Instant Message Adaptive Interfaces: Lessons Learned from Tactical Tomahawk Human-in-the-Loop Simulations published by invitation in CyberPsychology and Behavior Vol. 7(6), 2004.

Conference Papers

2013

Ryan, J.C., Banerjee, A.G, Cummings, M.L, and Roy, N., Comparing the Performance of Expert User Heuristics and an Integer Linear Program in Aircraft Carrier Deck Operations , Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.PP, no.9, Aug. 2013.
doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2013.2271694

Berardi, C., Solovey, E.T., Cummings, M.L. Investigating the Efficacy of Network Visualizations for Intelligence Tasks , In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), Seattle, WA, June 4-7, 2013.

Gao, F., Clare, A. S., Macbeth, J. C., and Cummings, M. L., Modeling the Impact of Operator Trust on Performance in Multiple Robot Control , AAAI Spring Symposium: Trust and Autonomous Systems, Stanford, CA, Mar 25-27, 2013.

Gao, F, Modeling teamwork of multi-human multi-agent teams , In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work companion, pp. 47-50, San Antonio, Texas,February, 2013.

2012

Gao, F., Cummings, M.L., Using Discrete Event Simulation to Model Multi-Robot Multi-Operator Teamwork , In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, SAGE Publication, .Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 2093-209, Boston, MA, October, 2012.

Mkrtchyan, A.A., Macbeth, J.C., Solovey, E.T., Ryan, J.C., Cummings, M.L., Using Variable-Rate Alerting to Counter Boredom in Human Supervisory Control , Proceedings of HFES 2012: 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MA, October, 2012.

Thornburg, K.M., Peterse, H.P.M., Liu, A.M., Operator Performance in Long Duration Control Operations: Switching from Low to High Task Load , Proceedings of HFES 2012: 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MA, October, 2012.

Stimpson, A.J., Buinhas, L.S., Bezek, S., Boussemart, Y, Cummings, M.L,. A Model-Based Measure to Assess Operator Adherence to Procedure , Proceedings of HFES 2012: 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MA, October, 2012.

Macbeth, J.C., Cummings, M.L., Bertuccelli, L.F., Surana, A., Interface Design for Unmanned Vehicle Supervision through Hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis , Proceedings of HFES 2012: 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MA, October, 2012.

Fei Gao, Missy L. Cummings, and Luca F. Bertuccelli. 2012. Teamwork in controlling multiple robots . In Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '12), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 81-8, 2012.
DOI=10.1145/2157689.2157703

Cummings, M.L., Tappan, J., and C. Mikkelsen, One Work Analysis, Two Domains: A Display Information Requirements Case Study , 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, Boston, MA, 2012.

Clare, A. S., Macbeth, J. C., and Cummings, M. L., Mixed-Initiative Strategies for Real-time Scheduling of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles , American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Clare, A. S., Cummings, M. L., and Bertuccelli, L., Identifying Suitable Algorithms for Human-Computer Collaborative Scheduling of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2012.

2011

Ryan, J. C., Investigating Possible Effects of UAVs on Aircraft Carrier Deck Crew Workload and Safety , presented at the Human Systems Integration Symposium, Vienna, VA, Nov. 2011.

Tappan, J., Cummings, M. L., Mikkelsen, C., Driediger, K., Mobile Application for Utility Domains , 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Stockholm, Sweden, September, 2011.

Clare, A.S. and Cummings, M.L., Task-Based Interfaces for Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control , Proceedings of AUVSI 2011: Unmanned Systems North America, Washington D.C., August 2011.

Tappan, J.M., Pitman, D.J., Cummings, M.L., Miglianico, D., Display Requirements for an Interactive Rail Scheduling Display , HCI International Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, July 2011.

Ryan, J.C., Cummings, M.L., Roy, N., Banerjee, A. and Schulte, A.S. Designing an Interactive Local and Global Decision Support System for Aircraft Carrier Deck Scheduling , AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2011, St. Louis, MO, March 2011.

Habib, M., Quimby, P., Jackson, K., Chang, S., & M. L. Cummings, Wind Gust Alerting for Supervisory Control of a Micro Aerial Vehicle , IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2011.

2010

Sasangohar, F., Thornburg, K., Cummings, M.L., D’Agostino, A., Xing, J., Mapping Complexity in Nuclear Power Plant Domains . In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 54th Annual Meeting, System Development, San Francisco, CA, September 27-October 1, 2010.

Bertuccelli, L., Beckers, N. & Cummings, M. L. Developing Operator Models for UAV Search Scheduling , AIAA Guidance Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, Aug, 2010.

Maere, P. C., Clare, A. S., Cummings, M. L., Assessing Operator Strategies for Adjusting Replan Alerts in Controlling Multiple Unmanned Vehicles , 11th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems, Valenciennes, France, Aug. 2010.

Bertuccelli, L., Pellegrino, N. & Cummings, M. L. Choice Modeling of Relook Tasks for UAV Search Missions , IEEE American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 2010.

Castonia, R., Boussemart, Y., & Cummings, M. L., The Design of a HSMM-Based Operator State Monitoring Display , AIAA Infotech@Aerospace'10 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 20-22, 2010.

Clare, A. S., Hart, C. S., Cummings, M. L., Assessing Operator Workload and Performance in Expeditionary Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2010.

2009

Mekdeci, B., and Cummings, M. L. (2009). Modeling Multiple Human Operators in the Supervisory Control of Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles , 9th Conference on Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'09), Gaithersburg, MD, September 21-23, 2009.

Boussemart, Y., Donmez, B., Cummings, M. L., & Las Fargeas, J., Effects of Time Pressure on the Use of an Automated Decision Support System for Strike Planning, 15th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP'09), Dayton, Ohio, April 27-30, 2009.

Boussemart, Y., Las Fargeas, J., Cummings, M. L., & Roy, N., Comparing Learning Techniques for Hidden Markov Models of Human Supervisory Control Behavior, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace'09 Conference, Seattle, Washington. (Student Paper Competition Finalist), April 6 - 9, 2009.

Spence, L.B., Rathje, J., Cummings, M.L., A Comparative Analysis of Human and Algorithm Track Smoothing . In Proceedings of HSIS 2009: Human Systems Integration Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March 17-19, 2009.

Cummings, M.L., and C.E. Nehme, Modeling the Impact of Workload in Network Centric Supervisory Control Settings , 2nd Annual Sustaining Performance Under Stress Symposium, College Park, MD, February 25, 2009.

Scott, S.D., Sasangohar, F., Cummings, M.L., Investigating Supervisory-level Activity Awareness Displays for Command and Control Operations . In Proceedings of HSIS 2009: Human Systems Integration Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March 17-19, 2009.

2008

Boussemart, Y., & Cummings, M.L. Behavioral Recognition and Prediction of an Operator Supervising Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles , Humans Operating Unmanned Systems ’08, , Brest, France, September, 2008.

Nehme, C.E., Kilgore, R.M., Cummings, M.L., Predicting the Impact of Heterogeneity on Unmanned-Vehicle Team Performance , Proceedings of HFES 2008: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, New York, NY. September, 2008.

Donmez, B., Pina, P. E., & Cummings, M. L. Evaluation criteria for human-automation performance metrics , In Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, Aug, 2008.

Scott, S.D., Wan, J., Sasangohar, F., Cummings, M.L. Mitigating Supervisory-level Interruptions in Mission Control Operations . In Proceedings of 2nd Int’l Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV, July, 2008.

Cummings, M.L., Pina, P., and J.W. Crandall, A Metric Taxonomy for Human Supervisory Control of Unmanned Vehicles , Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, San Diego, June 2008.

Carrigan, G.P., Long, D., Cummings, M.L., Duffner, J. Human Factors Analysis of Predator B Crash , Proceedings of AUVSI 2008: Unmanned Systems North America, San Diego, CA, June, 2008.

Nehme, C. E., Crandall, J. W., Cummings, M. L., Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Model Situational Awareness of Unmanned-Vehicle Operators , Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center Capstone Conference, Norfolk, VA, April, 2008.

P.E. Pina, M. L. Cummings, J. W. Crandall and M. Della Penna. Identifying Generalizable Metric Classes to Evaluate Human-Robot Teams , Metrics for Human-Robot Interaction Workshop at the 3rd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March, 2008.

2007

Graham, H., G. Coppin, and M.L. Cummings, The PR Matrix: Extracting Expert Knowledge For Aiding in C2 Sense & Decision Making , 12th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Newport, RI, Nov., 2007.

M. Ashdown and M. L. Cummings, Asymmetric Synchronous Collaboration Within Distributed Teams , 7th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Beijing, China, July 2007.

S. Bruni, J.J. Marquez, A. Brzezinski, C. Nehme and Y. Boussemart (2007). Introducing a Human-Automation Collaboration Taxonomy (HACT) in Command and Control Decision-Support Systems , Accepted, 12th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Newport, RI, June, 2007.

Nehme, C., J.W. Crandall, and M.L. Cummings. An Operator Function Taxonomy for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Missions , 12th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Newport, RI, June, 2007

Kilgore, R. M., Harper, K. A., Nehme, C. E., and Cummings, M. L., Mission Planning and Monitoring for Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicle Teams: A Human-Centered Perspective , Paper presented at AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference in Sonoma, CA., May, 2007.

Brzezinski, A.S., Seybold, A.L., & Cummings, M.L. Decision Support Visualizations for Schedule Management of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles , presented at the AIAA InfoTech@Aerospace, Rohnert Park, CA, May, 2007.

Crandall, J. W. and M. L. Cummings. Attention Allocation Efficiency in Human-UV Teams , AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Rohnert Park, CA, May, 2007

J. W. Crandall and M. L. Cummings. Developing Performance Metrics for the Supervisory Control of Multiple Robots . Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Washington, D.C.,March, 2007.

S. Bruni, Y. Boussemart, M.L. Cummings, and S. Haro . Visualizing Cognitive Strategies in Time-Critical Mission Replanning . In Proceedings of HSIS 2007: ASNE Human Systems Integration Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March, 2007.

S.D. Scott,J. Wan, A.Rico, C. Furusho, M.L. Cummings. Aiding Team Supervision in Command and Control Operations with Large-Screen Displays . In Proceedings of HSIS 2007: ASNE Human Systems Integration Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March, 2007.

2006

Nehme, C. E.. Supporting Dynamic Contextual Decisions in Supervisory Control of Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles , presented at the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Canada Conference, Montebello, Quebec, Nov. 2006.

M.L. Cummings, K. Meyers, and S.D. Scott, Modified Cooper Harper Evaluation Tool for Unmanned Vehicle Displays , presented at the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Canada Conference, Nov., 2006.

Scott, S.D., Mercier, S., Cummings, M.L., Wang, E.. Assisting Interruption Recovery in Supervisory Control of Multiple UAVs , Proceedings of HFES 2006: 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct., 2006.

Nehme, C.E., Scott, S.D., Cummings, M.L., Furusho, C.Y., Generating Requirements for Futuristic Heterogeneous Unmanned Systems , Proceedings of HFES 2006: 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct., 2006.

Bruni, S., Marquez, J., Brzezinski, A., & Cummings, M.L., Visualizing Operators’ Cognitive Strategies In Multivariate Optimization , Proceedings of HFES 2006: 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct., 2006.

Smith, C.A.,. & Cummings, M.L., Utilizing Ecological Perception to Support Precision Lunar Landing , Proceedings of HFES 2006: 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, San Francisco, CA, Oct., 2006.

M. L. Cummings, Can CWA Inform the Design of Networked Intelligent Systems? , presented at Moving Autonomy Forward Conference, Grantham, UK, June, 2006.

Scott, S.D., Cummings, M.L., Graeber, D.A., Nelson, W.T., & Bolia, R.S., Collaboration Technology in Military Team Operations: Lessons Learned from the Corporate Domain, CCRTS: Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 2006.

Ho, A.W.L., Cummings, M.L., Wang, E., Tijerina, & L., Kochar, D.S., Integrating Intelligent Driver Warning Systems: Effects of Multiple Alarms and Distraction on Driver Performance , Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May, 2006.

Bruni, S., & Cummings, M.L., Tracking Resource Allocation Cognitive Strategies for Strike Planning , COGIS 2006 - Cognitive Systems with Interactive Sensors, Paris, France, Jan., 2006.

2005

Cummings, M.L., Human Supervisory Control Challenges in Network Centric Operations , Unmanned Vehicle Systems Canada, Alberta, Canada, Nov., 2005.

Marquez, J.J., Cummings, M. L., Roy, N., Kunda, M., Newman, D.J., Collaborative Human-Computer Decision Support for Planetary Surface Traversal , presented at the AIAA InfoTech, Arlington, VA, Sept., 2005.

Cummings, M.L., Tsonis, C.G.,Deconstructing Complexity in Air Traffic Control , HFES Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Sept., 2005.

Tsonis, C., Cunha, D. C., et al., Developing Visualization Tools for the Design of Air Traffic Control Experiments , 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Orlando, FL, Sept., 2005.

Cummings, M. L., & Mitchell, P. M.. Managing Multiple UAVs through a Timeline Display. Paper presented at the AIAA InfoTech, Arlington, VA, Sept. 2005.

Cummings, M. L., Bruni, S., Collaborative Human-Computer Decision Making in Network Centric Warfare , TTCP HUM TP7 Workshop on Aerospace Human Factors Issues in Network-Centric Warfare, Salisbury, UK, July, 2005.

Cummings, M. L., Mitchell, P. M., Management of Multiple Dynamic Human Supervisory Control Tasks for UAVs, presented at the Human Computer Interaction International Human Systems Integration Conference, Las Vegas, by invitation, July, 2005.

Mitchell, P. M., Cummings, M. L., Management of Multiple Dynamic Human Supervisory Control Tasks , 10th International Command And Control Research And Technology Symposium, McLean, VA, June, 2005.

Bruni, S., Cummings M.L., Human Interaction with Mission Planning Search Algorithms , ASNE Human Systems Integration Conference. Arlington, VA, June, 2005.

Cummings, M.L., C.G Tsonis, . Cunha, D.C . Complexity Mitigation Through Airspace Structure , 13th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, OK, April, 2005.

2004

Cummings, M.L., Automation Bias in Intelligent Time Critical Decision Support Systems , AIAA 1st Intelligent Systems Technical Conference, September 2004.

Cummings, M.L., Human Supervisory Control of Swarming Networks 2nd Annual Swarming: Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems Conference, June 2004.

Other Publications

Powale, P., Design and Testing of a Roadside Traffic Threat Alerting Mechanism , S.M. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, 2013
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Clare, A.S., Modeling Real-Time Human-Automation Collaborative Scheduling of Unmanned Vehicles , Ph.D. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA, 2013

Malik, R., Decision Support Tool For Dynamic Workforce Scheduling In Manufacturing Environments , M.S. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Cummings, M.L., Operator Interaction with Centralized Versus Decentralized UAV Architectures , Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Springer, in press.

Berardi, C. W., Investigating the Efficacy of Terrorist Network Visualizatio n, M.S. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Griner, A., Human-RRT Collaboration in UAV Mission Path Planning , M. Eng. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA, 2012.

Jackson, K.F.,(2012) Development and Evaluation of a Collision Avoidance System for Supervisory Control of a Micro Aerial Vehicle , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Mkrtchyan, A.A.,(2011) Modeling Operator Performance in Low Task Load Supervisory Domains, S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Ryan, J.C., (2011) Assessing the Performance of Human Automation Collaborative Planning Systems , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Boussemart, Y. (2011) Predictive Models of Procedural Human Supervisory Control Behavior , Ph.D. Thesis, MIT Engineering Systems Division, Cambridge, MA

Cummings, M.L., (2010) Technology Impedances to Augmented Cognition , Ergonomics in Design, pp. 25-27, Spring.

Rathje, J.M., (2010) Human-Automation Collaboration in Occluded Trajectory Smoothing , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Caves, A. (2010), Human-Automation Collaborative RRT for UAV Mission Path Planning , M Eng Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.

Tappan, J.M, (2010), Designing an Error Resolution Checklist for a Shared Manned-Unmanned Environment , S. M. Thesis, MIT Engineering Systems, Cambridge, MA.

Coley, J. F., (2010) Visualizing Subjective Decision Criteria For System Evaluation , M Eng Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.

McDonald, A.D., (2010) A Discrete Event Simulation Model For Unstructured Supervisory Control Of Unmanned Vehicles , B. S. Thesis, MIT Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA.

Clare, A.S., (2010) Dynamic Human-Computer Collaboration in Real-time Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Castonia, R.W., (2010) The Design of a HSMM-Based Operator State Monitoring Display , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Southern, D.N., (2010), Human-Guided Management of Collaborating Unmanned Vehicles in Degraded Communication Environments, S. M. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.

Hart, C.S., (2010) Assessing the Impact of Low Workload in Supervisory Control of Networked Unmanned Vehicles, S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Pitman, D., (2010) Collaborative Micro Aerial Vehicle Exploration of Outdoor Environments , M. Eng. MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, 2010.

Huang, H.H.H., (2009) Developing an Abstraction Layer for the Visualization of HSMM-Based Predictive Decision Support, S. M. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.

Massie, A. E., (2009), Designing a Graphical Decision Support Tool to Improve System Acquisition Decision , S. M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.
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Carrigan, G. P., (2009), The Design of an Intelligent Decision Support Tool for Submarine Commander,
S. M. Thesis, MIT Engineering Systems Division, Human Systems Engineering Track, Cambridge, MA.

Nehme, C.E., (2009), Modeling Human Supervisory Control in Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicle System,
Ph. D. Thesis, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Donmez, B., Pina, P. E., & Cummings, M. L. (2009). Evaluation criteria for human-automation performance metrics. In R. Madhavan, E. Tunstel & E. Messina (Eds.), Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems: Springer.

Buchin, M., (2009) Assessing the Impact of Automated Path Planning Aids in the Maritime Community, S. M. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.
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Fisher, S., (2008) Replan Understanding for Heterogenous Unmanned Vehicle Teams, M. Eng. MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA.

Graham, H.D., (2008). Effect of Auditory Peripheral Displays on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Performance, S.M. Thesis, MIT Engineering Systems, Cambridge, MA.

Brzezinski, A.S., (2008). StarVis: A Configural Decision Support Tool for Schedule Management of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, S.M. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

Bhattacharjee, D. (2007). A Proposed Cost-benefit Analysis Model for Physical Form Analysis for a Futuristic Submarine Decision Support System, Thesis, (MS) MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.

M. Ashdown and S. D. Scott, Designing Tabletop Interfaces for Asymmetric Distributed Collaboration, IEEE Tabletop 2007 workshop, Newport, RI.

Marquez, J.J., (2007) Human-Automation Collaboration: Decision Support for Lunar and Planetary Exploration, Ph. D. Thesis, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA

M.L. Cummings, C. E. Nehme, and J. Crandall, Predicting Operator Capacity for Supervisory Control of Multiple UAVs, in Innovations in Intelligent Machines vol. 70, Studies in Computational Intelligence J. S. Chahl, L. C. Jain, A. Mizutani, and M. Sato-Ilic, Eds., 2007.

Smith, C.A., (2006) An Ecological Perceptual Aid for Precision Vertical Landings , Thesis, (MS) MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA.
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Cummings, M. L., Morales, D., (2005) UAVs as Tactical Wingmen: Control Methods and Pilots' Perceptions, Unmanned Systems, February 2005.