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. Morrisís 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: Adhikari, U., Morris, T. (2014). A Causal Event Graph for Cyber-power System Events Using Synchrophasor. PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE. Washington D.C.. [Document Site]

Morris, T. (2014). A Causal Event Graph for Cyber-Power System Events Using Synchrophasor. PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE. Washington D.C.. [Document Site]

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).

Chen, Q., Trivedi, M., Abdelwahed, S., & Morris, T. (2013). A Model-based Approach to Self-protection of Shipboard Systems. The Electric Ship Research and De- velopment Consortium Reports. The office of Naval Research: The office of Naval Research.

Total Publications by this Author: 39