The award recognizes exceptional scholarly achievement and outstanding contributions to a field of knowledge. Some of the most prolific scholars in the Faculty of Mathematics have held Research Chairs, and Morris continues the trend of excellence.

Morris is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. The research chair recognizes her lasting contributions to the area of control and approximation of distributed parameter systems. She established conditions for numerical algorithms used in controller design that ensure convergence and stability when the controller is applied to the underlying partial differential equation modelling the system. She extended this line of research to that of optimal actuator/sensor placement and provided theoretical results on well-posedness of the combined design/synthesis problem as well as implementable algorithms. This area is now becoming of major interest in the field.

Math Faculty Research Chairs are appointed through the Math Research Office. Learn more about the award and the criteria for nominations and appointments at this link.