Dr. Yu (Jade) Morton begins her appointment this fall as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. Morton, who comes to CSU from the ECE department at Miami University, was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) earlier this year for her contributions to the understanding of ionospheric effects on global navigation satellite signals.
"We are delighted to have Professor Morton on our faculty," said ECE Department Head Tony Maciejewski. "Not only is she a highly regarded teacher and scholar, she also exudes passion and enthusiasm for her work. I know that our students will benefit from her talent and energy."
Morton's research interests are in advanced Global Positioning System receiver algorithms for accurate and reliable operations in challenging environments; studies of the atmosphere using radar and satellite signals; and development of new applications using satellite navigation technologies. During the past decade, Professor Morton's research contributed to the understanding of space weather phenomena and its effect on Global Navigation Satellite System signals and advancement of satellite navigation technology.
In addition to being named a Fellow of the IEEE, Morton is the recipient of the 2014 Institute of Navigation Thurlow Award and the 2013 Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award. She has published more than 150 technical papers and won six best paper awards. Serving on a number of international conference committees, technical publication boards, and professional society committees, Morton currently is the chair of the Institute of Navigation Satellite Division.
Morton received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan.