James Morrison
Professor
School of Engineering & Technology
Analytics for Next Generation Manufacturing Systems, Orchestration of Systems of Autonomous Vehicles
ET Building 130F
989-774-3790


James R. Morrison received the B.S. in Mathematics and the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. From 2000 to 2005, he was with the Fab Operations Engineering Department, IBM Corporation, Burlington, VT, USA. From 2005 – 2007, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Central Michigan University. From 2008 – 2019, he was an Assistant and later Associate Professor with KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He received tenure at KAIST in 2016. He served as Director of KICEP at KAIST from 2016 – 2019. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University.

His research interests focus on next generation production systems and the orchestration of systems of UAVs. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. His work has been externally funded by nearly $1.00 million from the Korean NSF (including a prestigious Early Career Professor Grant), KIDA (Korean Institute for Defense Analytics), Intel, Samsung, Hankook Tire, and others. He holds 14 patents in the US and Korea.

He currently serves as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE T-ASE), Flexible Services and Manufacturing (FS&M), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (IEEE RA-L). He has served on the organizing committees in roles including general chair and program chair for conferences in production systems (MASM and ISMI), automation (IEEE CASE), and UAVs (ICUAS) since 2012. He is the corresponding co-chair for the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation and the chair of the technical advisory board for SmartFabs Corporation.

SELECTED RESEARCH AWARDS
  • Reader’s Choice Award from KAIST Breakthroughs magazine received January 23, 2019. One of seven articles selected from among about 120 published during 2014-2018. 
  • Conference Bronze Award for paper & presentation at DAPA iMSTF conference, Seoul, Korea, July 13, 2018.
  • Conference paper selected for republication in Popular Science Korea September 2016 issue. One of two selected from the DAPA iMSTF conference, Seoul, Korea, August 2016. 
  • 2014 Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award for Ph.D. student Woosung Kim from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST, February 26, 2015.
  • Conference Excellence Award (Grand Prize) in the Academic Thesis category for paper & presentation at the DAPA iMSTF conference, Seoul, Korea, July 12, 2013.
SELECTED TEACHING AWARDS
  • 2018 Best Teacher Award from the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST, December 2018.
  • Award for Excellence in Course Instruction from the Korean Society for Engineering Education (KSEE), September 13, 2018. Candidates are nominated by the Council of Engineering Deans of Korea. Six awarded annually.
  • 2016 Best Teacher Award from the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST, December 2016. • KAIST university level Award for Excellent Teaching, February 16, 2016. 
  • 2013 Best Teacher Award from the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST, December 2013.
  • KAIST university level Award for Creative Teaching (Grand Prize), February 16, 2012.
  • KAIST university level Award for Excellent Teaching, February 16, 2011.
  • 2009 Best Teacher Award from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, KAIST, December 2009.
SELECTED SERVICE AWARDS
  • 2015 Excellence Award from the KAIST International Students Association for exemplary service to the KAIST international student community, December 2, 2015.
  • KAIST university level Award for Excellence in International Cooperation, February 15, 2013.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Semiconductor manufacturing & Industry 4.0
  • Automation for smart production systems
  • Stochastic modeling & AI for decision making
  • Task allocation and design for systems of UAVs
  • Planning for systems of robots
  • Design for education and the environment
SELECTED TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Control systems
  • Signals and systems
  • Communication systems
  • Freshmen design/Introduction to engineering
  • Introductory/Advanced operations research
  • Optimization
  • Probability, statistics and stochastic processes
  • Manufacturing system operations and design
  • Supply chain and logistics systems

Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (Corresponding author underlined)

  • Jinho Shin, Dean Grosbard, James R. Morrison and Adar Kalir, “Decomposition without aggregation for performance approximation in queueing network models of semiconductor manufacturing,” International Journal of Production Research (Taylor and Francis), Vol. 57, No. 22, pp. 7032-7045, November 2019.
  • Adar A. Kalir, Kosta Rozen and James R. Morrison, “Evaluation of Preventive Maintenance Segregation: A Multi Factorial Study,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (IEEE), Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 508-514, November 2017.
  • Jung Yeon Park, Kyungsu Park and James R. Morrison, “Models of clustered photolithography tools for fab-level simulation: From affine to flow line,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (IEEE), Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 547-558, November 2017. 
  • Sang-Yoon Bae, Jukrin Moon and James R. Morrison, “Design of engineering courses as a service: Emotions, senses and implementation,” International Journal of Engineering Education (TEMPUS), Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 1561-1574, October 2017.
  • Jung Yeon Park, Kyungsu Park and James R. Morrison, “Exit recursion models of clustered photolithography tools for fab-level simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (IEEE), Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 39-51, February 2017.
  • Yun Dai, Ang Liu, James R. Morrison and Stephen Lu, “Systematic design of interactive learning environment for global engineering courses,” International Journal of Engineering Education (TEMPUS), Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 2597-2611, December 2016.
  • Jinho Shin, James R. Morrison and Adar A. Kalir, “Optimization of preventive maintenance plans in G/G/m queueing networks and numerical study with models based on semiconductor wafer fabs,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice (IJIETAP), a special issue on the 2015 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 23, No. 5, December 2016.
  • Byung Duk Song, Jonghoe Kim and James R. Morrison, “Rolling horizon path planning of an autonomous system of UAVs for persistent cooperative service: MILP formulation and efficient heuristics,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 241-258, December 2016.
  • Myeon-Gyu Jeong, James R. Morrison and Hyo-Won Suh, “Approximate life cycle assessment via case-based reasoning for eco design,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE), Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 716-728, April 2015.
  • Kyungsu Park and James R. Morrison, “Controlled wafer release in clustered photolithography tools: Flexible flow line job release scheduling and an LMOLP heuristic,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE), Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 642-655, April 2015.
  • Woo-sung Kim and James R. Morrison, “On equilibrium probabilities for the delays in deterministic flow lines with random arrivals,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE), a special issue on selected papers from IEEE CASE 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 62-74, January 2015.
  • Woo-sung Kim and James R. Morrison, “The throughput rate of serial production lines with deterministic process times and random setups: Markovian models and applications to semiconductor manufacturing,” Computers & Operations Research (Elsevier), a Special Issue on Applications of Quantitative Methods in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 288-300, January 2015.
  • Young Dae Ko, Byungduk Song, James R. Morrison and Hark Hwang, “Location design for emergency medical centers based on category of treatable medical diseases and center capability,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice (SFU), Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 117-128, 2014.
  • Jonghoe Kim and James R. Morrison, “On the concerted design and scheduling of multiple resources for persistent UAV operations,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 74, No. 1-2, pp. 479-498, April 2014.
  • Byung Duk Song, Jonghoe Kim, Jeongwoon Kim, Hyorin Park, James R. Morrison and David Hyunchul Shim, “Persistent UAV service: An improved scheduling formulation and prototypes of system components,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 74, No. 1-2, pp. 221-232, April 2014.
  • JeongWoon Kim, David Hyunchul Shim and James R. Morrison, “Tablet PC-based visual target-following system for quadrotors,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 74, No. 1-2, pp. 85-95, April 2014.
  • James R. Morrison, Mina Azhar, Taesik Lee and Hyo Won Suh, “Axiomatic Design for eco-design: eAD+,” Journal of Engineering Design (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 711-737, October 2013.
  • Byung Duk Song, Young Dae Ko, James R. Morrison and Hark Hwang, “Capacitated location and allocation models of long term care facilities,” Industrial Engineering & Management Systems (APIEMS), Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 190-197, September 2013.
  • Byung Duk Song, James R. Morrison and Young Dae Ko, “Efficient location and allocation strategies for undesirable facilities considering their fundamental properties,” Computers & Industrial Engineering (Elsevier), Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 475-484, July 2013.
  • Woo-sung Kim and James R. Morrison, “Non-product form equilibrium probabilities in a class of two station closed reentrant queueing networks,” Queueing Systems (Springer), Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 317-339, March 2013.
  • Jonghoe Kim, Byung Duk Song and James R. Morrison, “On the scheduling of systems of UAVs and fuel service stations for long-term mission fulfillment,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 347-359, January 2013.
  • Jonghoe Kim and James R. Morrison, “Offshore port service concepts: Classification and economic feasibility,” Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal (Springer), a Special Issue on Maritime Container Logistics and Onshore Transportation Systems, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 214-245, Erratum pp. 246-247, September 2012.
  • Koji A. O. Suzuki, Paulo Kemper F. and James R. Morrison, “Automatic battery replacement systems for UAVs: Analysis and design,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 563-586, January 2012.
  • James R. Morrison, “Multiclass flow line models of semiconductor manufacturing equipment for fab-level simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, a Special Issue on Equipment and Operations Automation in the Semiconductor Industry (IEEE), Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 81-94, January 2011.
  • Paulo Kemper F., Koji A. O. Suzuki and James R. Morrison, “UAV consumable replenishment: Design concepts for automated service stations,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Springer), Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 369-397, January 2011.
  • James R. Morrison, “Deterministic flow lines with applications,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE), Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 228-239, April 2010.
  • James R. Morrison and P. R. Kumar, “Computational performance bounds for Markov chains with applications,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (IEEE), Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 1306-1311, June 2008.
  • James R. Morrison and Donald P. Martin, “Practical extensions to cycle time approximations for the G/G/m queue with applications,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE), a Special Issue on e-Manufacturing in the Semiconductor Industry, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 523-532, October 2007.
  • James R. Morrison and Donald P. Martin, “Performance evaluation of photolithography cluster tools: Queueing and throughput models,” OR Spectrum (Springer), Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 375-389, July 2007.
  • James R. Morrison and P. R. Kumar, “New linear program performance bounds for closed queueing networks,” Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (Springer), Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 291-317, 2001.
  • James R. Morrison and P. R. Kumar, “New linear program performance bounds for queueing networks,” Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications (Springer), a Volume in Honor of Professor Y. C. Ho, Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 575-597, 1999.
  • James R. Morrison and P. R. Kumar, “On the guaranteed throughput and efficiency of closed reentrant lines,” Queueing Systems (Springer), Vol. 28, pp. 33-54, 1998.


SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (2015 – 2019)

  • Taehyung Kim and James R. Morrison, “A numerical study on the structure of optimal preventive maintenance policies in tandem queues,” in preparation for the 15th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM), Winter Simulation Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, December 2019. 
  • Hyeong-Ook Kim, Se-Hyeon Park, Jung Yeon Park and James R. Morrison, “On the consequences of unmodeled dynamics to the optimality of schedules in clustered photolithography tools,” in preparation for the 15th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM), Winter Simulation Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, December 2019.
  • Sang-Yoon Bae and James R. Morrison, “Exit time recursions, reordering principles and queue equivalence in generalized regular flow lines,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2019), Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2019, pp. 922-929.
  • Jinho Shin, Minho Lee and James R. Morrison, “On the optimization of cycle time in assembly lines with parallel workstations and multiple worker tasks,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2019), Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2019, pp. 916-921.
  • Hyorin Park and James R. Morrison, “System design and resource analysis for persistent robotic presence with multiple refueling stations,” Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’18), Atlanta, GA, USA, June 2019, pp. 622-629.
  • Minjun Kim and James R. Morrison, “On systems of UAVs for persistent security presence: A generic network representation, MDP formulation and heuristics for task allocation,” Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’18), Atlanta, GA, USA, June 2019, pp. 238-245.
  • Inwook Kim and James R. Morrison, “Learning based framework for joint task allocation and system design in stochastic multi-UAV systems,” Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’18), Dallas, TX, USA, June 2018, pp. 324-334.
  • Brad Hyeong-Yun Lee, James R. Morrison and Rajnikant Sharma, “Multi-UAV control testbed for persistent UAV presence: ROS GPS waypoint tracking package and centralized task allocation capability,” Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’17), Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017, pp. 1742-1750. 
  • Hyorin Park, Brad Hyeong-Yun Lee and James R. Morrison, “Persistent UAV security presence service: Architecture and prototype implementation,” Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’17), Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017, pp. 1801-1807.
  • Jinho Shin, Dean Grosbard, James R. Morrison and Adar A. Kalir, “Mean cycle time approximations for G/G/m queueing networks using decomposition without aggregation with application to fab datasets,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM), Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2016, pp. 2685-2696.
  • Minho Lee, HyoWon Suh and James R. Morrison, “Concurrent engineering process optimization (CEPO),” Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Conference of Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Korea, January 2016, pp. 1-5.
  • Sang-Yoon Bae, HyoWon Sun and James R. Morrison, “Cost breakdown structure and optimization modeling of plant modularization,” Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Conference of Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Korea, January 2016, pp. 1-5.
  • Minho Lee, James R. Morrison and Adar A. Kalir, “Simulation studies on model selection in PM planning optimization,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM), Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, California, USA, December 2015, pp. 2929-2940.
  • Ang Liu, Stephan C.-Y. Lu, James R. Morrison, Wei Wei and Chu-Yi Wang, “Leverage innovative design thinking to design a technology-enhanced interactive learning environment,” Proceedings the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2015), Houston, Texas, USA, November 2015, pp. 1-12.
  • Sang-Yoon Bae and James R. Morrison, “Markovian modeling of multiclass deterministic flow lines with random arrivals: The case of a single-channel,” Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2015), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2015, pp. 649-654.
  • Myeon-Gyu Jeong, James R. Morrison and Hyo-Won Suh, “Modularity to jointly address functional and ecological requirements in the early design stage,” Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2015), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2015, pp. 33-38.
  • Ang Liu, Yun Dai, James R. Morrison and Stephen C-Y. Liu, “Comparison of team effectiveness between globally distributed and locally distributed engineering project teams,” Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education International Forum (ASEE 2015), Seattle, Washington, USA, June 2015, pp. 1-13.
  • Ang Liu, James R. Morrison, Yun Dai and Stephen C-Y. Liu, “Design and evaluation of a cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary global innovation course,” Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education International Forum (ASEE 2015), Seattle, Washington, USA, June 2015, pp. 1-19.
  • Seunghyeon Lee and James R. Morrison, “Decision support scheduling for maritime search and rescue planning with a system of UAVs and fuel service stations,” Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’15), Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2015, pp. 1168-1177.