Nichole Morris

Nichole Morris

Nichole Morris

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Room L 115
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Director of the HumanFIRST Laboratory

Education

Ph.D. 2011, Human Factors Psychology, Wichita State University
M.A. 2009, Psychology, Wichita State University

B.A. 2006, Psychology, Wichita State University

Professional Background

Research Associate Professor, Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2022– Present
Director, HumanFIRST Laboratory, Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2017 – Present

Associate Graduate Faculty, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2020 – Present

Graduate Faculty, Human Factors and Ergonomics, College of Design, University of Minnesota, 2020 – Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2017 – Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2016 – Present

Research Associate, HumanFIRST Laboratory, Department Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2011– 2017

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • AMSUS - Society of Federal Health Professionals

Biography

Nichole Morris is interested in human-centered engineering, with an emphasis on inclusive and equitable design, infrastructure, and human-machine interfaces, to improve transportation and occupational safety. Her research examines human behavior and performance and applies human factors design principles to help achieve safe and usable technologies and systems.

Lab
Human Factors Interdisciplinary Research in Safety and Transportation (HumanFIRST) Laboratory

ME Research Areas
Biosystems & Bioengineering
Sensing & Controls

ME Impact Areas
Robotics & Mobility

Human Health

Research Interests
  • Driver behavior
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Gender disparities
  • Human-centered design
  • Combat medicine
Teaching Subjects
IE 4511: Human Factors
IE 5511 : Human Factors and Work Analysis
HUMF 5211: Human Factors and Work Analysis

Honors and Awards

  • Human Factors Psychology Alumni of the Year, Wichita State University, 2022
  • Best Practices in Traffic Records Award from the International Forum of Traffic Record and Highway Information Systems, 2020
  • Innovative Transportation Solutions Award, Women in Transportation - Minnesota, 2019
  • Best Practices in Traffic Records Award from the International Forum of Traffic Record and Highway Information Systems, 2014 

Selected Publications

  • V. Katariya, M. Baharani, N.L. Morris, O. Shoghli and H. Tabkhi, "DeepTrack: Lightweight Deep Learning for Vehicle Trajectory Prediction in Highways," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2022.3172015.
  • N.L. Morris, D. Tian, D.A. Libby, and C.M Craig, "Multistate Pilot Study Evaluating the Short-Term Efficacy of a Smartphone-Based Older Driver Support System on Modifying Risky Driving Behaviors." Transportation Research Record, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981221074363
    T. Disi, S.Gerberich, H.Kim, A. Ryan, D. Erickson, and N.L. Morris. "Evaluation of the efficacy of an intersection conflict warning system at two-way stop-controlled rural intersections: difference-in-differences and triple-difference analytical approaches." Injury prevention, 2022, 28(3), 204-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2021-044321
  • N.L. Morris, C. Craig, and J. Mirman. “Tools for transport: Driven to Learn with Connected Vehicles.” Topics in Cognitive Science, 2021, 13(4), 708-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12565
  • W. Jeon, Z. Xie, C. Craig, J. Achtemeier, L. Alexander, N.L. Morris, M. Donath, and R. Rajamani. “A Smart Bicycle That Protects Itself: Active Sensing and Estimation for Car-Bicycle Collision Prevention”. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 2021, 41(3), 28-57. doi: 10.1109/MCS.2021.3062955.