Background and activities

Research interests

  • Privacy and security in software and hardware
  • Energy efficient machine learning algorithms in hardware
  • Information diffusion over social networks
  • Models of censorship and their effects on diffusion
  • Machine learning and its application to complex networks
  • Collaborative filtering for information retrieval



  • Associate professor at NTNU (2013-)
  • Postdoc at Insight Centre (formerly DERI), NUI Galway, Ireland (2011-2013)
  • PhD Computer Science from University of Geneva, Switzerland (2011)
  • MSc Computer Science from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2005)
  • BSc Computer Science from University of Victoria, BC, Canada (2001)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Wang, Zi; Alsam, Ali; Morrison, Donn; Strand, Knut Arne. (2021) Toward automatic feedback of coding style for programming courses. IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.
  • Notland, Jørgen Svennevik; Notland, Jakob; Morrison, Donn. (2020) The Minimum Hybrid Contract (MHC): Combining Legal and Blockchain Smart Contracts. EASE '20: Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering.
  • Umuroglu, Yaman; Morrison, Donn; Jahre, Magnus. (2015) Hybrid Breadth-First Search on a Single-Chip FPGA-CPU Heterogeneous Platform. 25th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 2015, London, United Kingdom, September 2-4, 2015.
  • Heravi, Bahareh; Morrison, Donn; Khare, Prashant; Marchand-Maillet, Stephane. (2014) Where is the news breaking? Towards a location-based event detection framework for journalists. MultiMedia Modeling - 20th Anniversary International Conference, MMM 2014, Dublin, Ireland, January 6-10, 2014, Proceedings, Part I (LNCS 8325).