Mary (Missy) Cummings is the director of HAL (Humans and Autonomy Lab) and Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, DIBS, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also an affiliate professor with the University of Washington’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy’s first female fighter pilots. Her research interests include human supervisory control, human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-robot interaction, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology. Click for more info.