Former naval officer to talk drone technology in VCs Lyceum Lecture Series
Missy Cummings
Missy Cummings

Missy Cummings, one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots, will discuss drone technology during the Victoria College Lyceum Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 in the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

The Lyceum series is free and open to the public.

Cummings served as a naval officer and military pilot from 1988-99 and is the author of “Hornet's Nest: The Experiences of One of the Navy’s First Female Fighter Pilots.”

Cummings is currently an associate professor in the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department and the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also the director of the Humans and Automation Laboratory and a principal investigator for the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Her research interests include human supervisory control, human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-automation collaboration, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Cummings received her B.S. in mathematics from the United States 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.

She is the final speaker in the 2013-14 Lyceum Lecture Series.

Get a free copy of: "Hornet's Nest: The Experiences of One of the Navy's First Female Fighter Pilots."

Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014

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