Jade Morton

Dr. Jade Morton 

Director of Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80303
Office: Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building Room N403
Phone: (303) 492-8630

Dr. Jade Morton is the current Director for Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR).  She is a professor, Thomas Austin Faculty Fellow, and the head of the Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SeNSe) Laboratory in the Ann and H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder.  Prior to joining CU in 2017, she was an electrical engineering professor at Colorado State University (2014-17) and at Miami University (2000-2014) where she led the creation of its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.  Dr. Morton’s research interests lie at the intersection of satellite navigation technologies and remote sensing of the Earth’s ionosphere, troposphere, and surface.  She and her students design and implement advanced GNSS receiver algorithms to enable navigation and sensing in physically and electromagnetically challenging environments.  During the past decade, her team developed and deployed event-driven GNSS data collection systems around the world and on dynamic platforms to collect disturbed GNSS signals.  The massive amount of data collected by her network has enabled development of machine learning technologies to support scientific analysis and modeling of the sources of the natural and artificial disturbances on GNSS signals.  They have also enabled creation of advanced GNSS technologies with improved performances under challenging conditions.  She is an author of over 250 technical publications and the lead editor of a two-volume references titled Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century to be published by Wiley-IEEE Press in 2019.  She has lead more than 40 projects sponsored by AFOSR, AFRL, DARPA, NASA, NSF, ONR, and private industries and advised and mentored more than 40 graduate students and post-docs. 

Dr. Morton has been recognized for providing numerous professional services to the navigation and the space science research communities.  She was the Technical Editor of Navigation Systems for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, an editor for the Beidou Special Issue for Navigation, Journal of Institute of Navigation (ION), and has been a member of the editorial board for the Springer journal GPS Solutions.  She is the President of the ION, has served as a program chair, general chair, track chair, session chair, panel chair, and various student award chairs for numerous international conferences, and delivered nearly 50 short courses and tutorials for government labs, industry partners, and at professional conferences and workshops.  Dr. Morton is a member of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory external advisory committee, a founding member of the Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT), and regularly serves on NSF and NASA panels, and reviews manuscripts from professional journals and books.  Dr. Morton is a fellow of IEEE, ION, and the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).