He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering (2010), the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering (Thesis, 2012), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (Dissertation, 2014), all from the University of South Florida. Prior to his academic career, he served as a Nuclear Electronics Technician in the United States Navy from 1999-2005. He graduated from Mount Saint Joseph College in Baltimore, MD in 1998.
Dr. Morrison has held faculty positions at Notre Dame (2019-present) and the University of Mississippi (2014-2018).
Dr. Morrison’s research focuses include low-power hardware security, digital and analog VLSI design, smart and connected health in athletic and space environments, and STEM outreach and education. He has advised or co-advised five Masters students, and 15 Honors Thesis students.
At USF, he received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2012, the Spirit of Innovation Research Award in 2013, and the Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2014. At the University of Mississippi, he received the School of Engineering’s Junior Faculty Research Award in 2017 and the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2018. He has received Best Paper Awards at IEEE ISVLSI, IEEE ISEC, and Cadence CDNLive. He is also the recipient of the 2018 National Academic Advising Network’s (NACADA) Global Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty. He currently serves on the Organizing Committee and the Technical Program Committee chair for the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, and the Organizing Committee for the Design Automation Conference Summer School.