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INCOSE Liberty Chapter Event (WebEx) - Professor Mary Cummings

  • Date:
    Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Address: WebEx
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For our April WebEx event, we have a special guest for all of you. Professor Mary (Missy) Cummings has been kind enough to give us a presentation on why more work is needed in the area of human-autonomous system collaboration, and talk about various projects in her lab: the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, that are working towards more safe and efficient safety-critical systems. 
Personally, I am intrigued to hear what Professor Cummings has to talk about. In my current work in Transportation, the safety aspect of our systems (and how they they are impacted by new technology) is of huge import.
I reached out to Professor Cummings to due my promise of our Chapter's mission to find people who used System Engineering in their careers. I surmised that she used her SE education (M.S. and Ph.D.) to help support her distinguished career, first in the U.S. Navy and now currently as a Professor in the Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Hopefully, after listening to Professor Cummings and her experiences, the audience will get to hear another example of good practice of our discipline.
As mentioned above. This is WebEx event, scheduled to be on April 17th at 12PM (EST).
Here are the WebEx details.
Topic: INCOSE Liberty Chapter Presentation: Prof. Mary Cummings 
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) 
Meeting number: 595 631 226 ***  Use this meeting # at if the link does not work ***
Web conference link: 
Audio conference information: Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call: 
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-3942346  (US/Canada) 
Conference Code: 411 856 6762 

Professor Mary (Missy) Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004. A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She is currently a Professor in the Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. She is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, and a member of the AIAA Board of Trustees, the Defense Innovation Board, and the Veoneer, Inc. Board of Directors. Her research interests include human supervisory control, explainable artificial intelligence, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-robot interaction, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology.