James H. Morris is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. As a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, he developed important underlying principles of programming languages. For ten years he worked the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center where he was part of the team that developed the Alto System. From 1983 to 1988, Morris directed the Information Technology Center at CMU, a joint project with IBM that developed a prototype university computing system, Andrew. Morris is also a Founder of the MAYA Design Group, a consulting firm specializing in interactive product design.
Morris has been a Member of the Markle Task Force since its inception in 2002. He has contributed to the following reports produced by the Task Force: Protecting America’s Freedom in the Information Age in 2002, Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security in 2003, Implementing a Trusted Information Sharing Environment in 2006, Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism in 2006, and Nation at Risk in 2009.