Daniel Morris

Daniel  Morris
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BSE, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • 469 Wilson Rd, Room 334
  • Trout Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.432.4427



The 3D Vision Lab at MSU explores the boundaries of Computer Vision in a dynamically changing three-dimensional world. It asks: how can we estimate properties of moving and stationary objects in the world given inherent ambiguities, noise and resolution limits of our sensors?  A variety of two and three-dimensional sensors are employed, as well as fusion of the sensors. 

Among 3D Vision Lab projects are: CANVAS autonomous vehicle research focused on novel perception systems to enable robust driving in all conditions; localization with high-definition 3D maps; obstacles and foliage discrimination for Lidar; a pyramid CNN for dense-leaves segmentation and sensor development to assess photosynthesis distribution on plant bodies.

Dr. Morris also serves as advisor for the MSU AutoDrive Challenge team, a three-year SAE autonomous vehicle student design competition sponsored by General Motors. Michigan State University is among eight North American universities selected for the AutoDrive Challenge.



  • 3D Computer Vision
  • multi-frame target tracking and pose estimation
  • LIDAR and range sensing
  • object detection and categorization