HPC MSU
Name:Thomas H. Morris (Tommy)
Associated Centers:Distributed Analytics and Security Institute
Position:Associate Director
Email: morris@ece.msstate.edu
Office:Simrall Electrical Engineering Building, 216
Office Phone:(662) 325-3199

Biography:Dr. Thomas Morris received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a research emphasis in cyber security. Dr. Morris is associate director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI), director of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Center (CIPC), and is a member of the Center for Computer Security Research (CCSR) and at Mississippi State University. His primary research interests include cyber security for industrial control systems and electric utilities and power system protective relaying. His recent research outcomes include vulnerability and exploit taxonomies, intrusion detection systems, virtual test beds, and a relay setting automation program used by a top 20 investor owned utility. He has authored more than 40 peer reviewed research conference and journal articles in these areas. Dr. Morriss research projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, NASA, the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC), Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation, and Entergy Corporation. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Morris worked at Texas Instruments (TI) for 17 years in multiple roles including circuit design and verification engineer, applications engineer, team leader, and program manager.

Research Interest: Cyber Security for Smart Grids and Industrial Control Systems

Publications: Morris, T., Adhikari, U., Younan, N. H., King, R., & Madani, V. (2013). Phasor Measurement Unit and Phasor Data Concentrator Cyber Security. Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Morris, T., & Gao, W. (2013). Classifications of Industrial Control System Cyber Attacks. 1st International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2013 (ICS-CSR 2013). Leicester, UK: Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC).

Srivastava, A., Morris, T., Ernster, T., Vellaithurai, C., & Adhikari, U. (2013). Modeling Cyber-Physical Vulnerability of Smart Grid With Incomplete Information. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. IEEE. 4(1), 235-244.

Morris, T., Vaughn, R., & Sitnikova, E. (2013). Advances in the Protection of Critical Infrastructure by Improvement in Industrial Control System Security. Proceedings of the Australasian Information Security Conference (ACSW-AISC) 2013. Adelaide, Australia: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Foo, E., Branagan, E., & Morris, T. (2013). A Proposed Australian Industrial Control System Security. Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 46). Grand Wailea, Maui, HI: IEEE.

Total Publications by this Author: 36