Alexis Morris
amorris@faculty.ocadu.ca
Alexis Morris
Alexis Morris
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies
amorris@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Adaptive Interfaces, Virtual and augmented reality

Overview

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things. He is the director of the Adaptive Context Environments (ACE) Lab, and is a specialist in the overlapping research domain of software engineering for adaptive systems based on the incorporation of fuzzy human-factors in socio-technical systems and conducts core research on adaptive interfaces and collaborative approaches to context awareness through mixed reality, for a host of domains, including the Internet of Things. His work engages a cross-section of approaches in artificial intelligence (i.e., soft-computing via neural networks and fuzzy logic), virtual and augmented reality, passive brain-computer interfaces, adaptive risk management, multi-agent systems modelling, organizational culture simulations, and pervasive technologies. He also aims to impart insight into the broad impact of rapid technological advances on society, through lecturing and teaching roles that engage and inspire students.

Having a diverse research agenda, he aims to organize and enhance human-machine synergy through initiatives to further the effective adoption of artificial intelligence as a support agent for practical and long-term uses. He is also an avid futurist and techno-optimist envisioning a world where computer science mastery enables humanity to tackle the multi-faceted and important challenges facing society.

Education

2016, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science, University of New Brunswick; 2008, European Master of Informatics (MSc), University of Edinburgh & University of Trento; 2006, Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS), Acadia University; 2000, Associate of Accounting (AA), University of the Bahamas;

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, OCAD University, Digital Futures, Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDF), Cognitive Engineering Lab, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto

Instructor, Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick

Research Assistant, Adaptive Risk Management Lab, Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Member, IEEE, ACM