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Dr. Cindy Bethel to serve as a Program Director in NSF's CISE/IIS

Dr. Cindy Bethel will be serving as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). Her appointment is through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), with a service duration of one to four years. She will be working with the Human-Centered Computing Cluster.

Dr. Bethel is a Professor and holds the Billie J. Ball Endowed Professorship in Engineering at Mississippi State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Her ARC project is “Dynamic Task Allocation and Understanding of Situation Awareness Under Different Levels of Autonomy in Closed-Hatch Military Vehicles”.

From the NSF webpage

Rotators bring fresh perspectives from across the country, helping influence new directions for research, research infrastructure, and education, including in emerging interdisciplinary areas. The presence of rotators ensures that NSF/CISE maintains a close connection with the broader community, building and nurturing community trust. Combining rotators with federal NSF/CISE staff results in a highly productive and integrated workforce that optimally serves the Nation by providing effective scientific leadership and management of NSF/CISE’s research, research infrastructure, and education programs. Ultimately, this balance helps to ensure that our programs reflect the current research, research infrastructure, and education needs of the field, and keeps CISE-supported efforts at the frontiers of discovery and innovation.