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: Hudson, C. R., Lalejini, A., Carruth, D., Bethel, C. L., Durst, J. P., & Goodin, C. (2015). ANVEL-ROS: The Integration of the Robot Operating System with a High-Fidelity Simulator. 7th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (GVSETS 2015). Novi, MI, USA.

Crumpton, J., & Bethel, C. L. (2015). Validation of Vocal Prosody Modifications to Communicate Emotion in Robot Speech. 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems. Atlanta, GA: IEEE. 39 - 46. DOI:10.1109/CTS.2015.7210396. [Abstract]

Bethel, C. L., Carruth, D., Garrison, T. M., & King, R. (2015). Robot Needs Assessment and Issues Discovered from Tactical SWAT Team Exercises. NATO CSO STO AVT-241/RSM-022 Technological and Operational Problems Connected with UGV Application for Future Military Operations. Rseszow, Poland.

Henkel, Z. M., Wuisan, S., Cogley, B., Collins, C., & Bethel, C. L. (2015). Therabot: The Initial Design of a Robotic Therapy Support System. 10th ACM/IEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, OR.

Collins, C., Henkel, Z. M., Wuisan, S., & Bethel, C. L. (2015). Therabot: A Robot Therapy Support System in Action. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, OR.

Total Publications by this Author: 15