Ted Morris's research interests are ITS sensing and vehicle technologies. His previous locally and federally sponsored projects include designing and implementing in-vehicle driver-assist systems; novel field deployable camera sensor systems for security, vehicle, and pedestrian traffic; and software-based educational teaching tools for engineering students and transportation practitioners.
Morris has also co-led projects on assessing the impacts of transportation systems in sensitive public lands using in-vehicle GPS probe data and simulation tools, portable urban traffic surveillance systems, and HOV lane enforcement monitoring. He is currently the technical lead and co-Investigator for corridor and region-wide truck parking availability systems, and robotic platform development for pavement quality assurance monitoring.
He received a master of science and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the University of Minnesota, he worked as a research engineer within the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Hines Rehabilitation Research and Development Center and as a senior project engineer for Minnesota Virtual Simulations.