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: 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.

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.

Srinivasan, V., Bethel, C. L., & Murphy, R. R. (2014). Evaluation of Head Gaze Loosely Synchronized with Real-Time Synthetic Speech for Social Robots. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 44(6), C2.

Bethel, C. L., May, D., Carruth, D., Strawderman, L., Holler, K., Louine, J., & Rogers, S. (2014). Using Robots in Criminal Justice Applications: Experiments in Policing, Gathering Sensitive Data from Bullying Victims, and Military Policing. Annual Meetings of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Clearwater, FL.

Lalejini, A., Sween, R., Bethel, C. L., & Carruth, D. (2014). Evaluation of Supervisory Control Interfaces for Mobile Robot Integration with Tactical Teams. 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts. Evanston, IL.

Total Publications by this Author: 12