Dr Paul Murray

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde working in the area of image processing and hyperpsectral imahing. I work on a number of research an industrial projects where I apply my image processing skills to address a wide range of challenges in many application areas. My activities range from analysing microscopic biological images to processing images captured during visual inspection of nuclear power plants.

My research interests can be summarised as: signal and image processing, hyperspectral imaging, machine learning, image stitching, object detection and tracking, mathematical morphology and the hit-or-miss-transform.

In general, I am interesting in extending and creating new image processing techniques to adress real world and industrially relevant challenges. For example, the outcomes of my research conducted during my PhD have been used in various biological research labs in the UK and in the USA. More recently, upon completing an intensive two year research project, I delivered the oucomes of my research in the form of novel image stitching software to a leading energy company. 


Investigating the effects of a combined spatial and spectral dimensionality reduction approach for aerial hyperspectral target detection applications
Macfarlane Fraser, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, White Henry
Remote Sensing Vol 13 (2021)
Multiscale 2D singular spectrum analysis and principal component analysis for spatial-spectral noise-robust feature extraction and classification of hyperspectral images
Ma Ping, Ren Jinchang, Zhao Huimin, Sun Genyun, Murray Paul, Zheng Jiangbin
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Vol 14, pp. 1233-1245 (2020)
Automated object detection for visual inspection of nuclear reactor cores
Devereux Michael G, Murray Paul, West Graeme
Nuclear Technology (2020)
Compact multispectral pushframe camera for nanosatellites
Noblet Yoann, Bennett Stuart, Griffin Paul F, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Roga Wojciech, Jeffers John, Oi Daniel
Applied Optics Vol 59, pp. 8511-8518 (2020)
Design of 2D sparse array transducers for anomaly detection in medical phantoms
Li Xiaotong, Gachagan Anthony, Murray Paul
Sensors Vol 20 (2020)
A PYNQ evaluation platform for FPGA architectures of the Line Hough Transform
Northcote David, Crockett Louise H, Murray Paul, Stewart Robert W
2020 IEEE 63rd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2020, pp. 133-137 (2020)

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I am teaching Digital Electronics and I also teach image processing as part a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP). VIP is a new initiative in teaching recently adopted at Strathclyde which allows teams of undergraduates to work on state-of-the-art research projects throughout their university career. I have also taught Masters level courses in Image and Video processing as well as looking after a Small Group Tutorial which provides additional academic and general support to first year students to help them adapt to university life.

Professional activities

Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges - Annual Conference 2019
Invited speaker

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Christopher, Jay
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Christopher, Jay (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Development of novel, automated analyses for the quantification of cellular and sub-cellular dynamics from fluorescence video-microscopy
Chalmers, Susan (Principal Investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Campbell, Andrew John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 11-Jan-2021
EngD Fraunhofer Contribution Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy (HW CDT)
Marshall, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Image Processing for Enhanced Visual Inspection of Nuclear Waste Packages GC142 Phase 2
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) West, Graeme (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) Doctoral Training Centre
Barry, Sarah (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Rattray, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
The focus of the STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) DTC is to develop a centre of excellence in the linkage and analysis of data across disciplines. With an initial focus on health and healthcare delivery, STRADDLE will deliver linkage and innovative analysis of data from the molecular to population level, to achieve new insights and to maximize the value of health research data. There are 3 fully funded, 3.5 year PhD studentships are available to highly motivated UK and EU students. Successful applicants will be trained as the next generation of data scientists and develop skills and know how to deliver on the integration of diverse clinical data types – from molecules to man to populations.
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
University of Strathclyde Interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Duncan, Katherine (Co-investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Dunphy, Raymond David (Post Grad Student) Riordan, Lily (Post Grad Student) Lasserre, Perrine (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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