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. 


Sparse learning of band power features with genetic channel selection for effective classification of EEG signals
Padfield Natasha, Ren Jinchang, Murray Paul, Zhao Huimin
Neurocomputing Vol 463, pp. 566-579 (2021)
Compressive sampling using a pushframe camera
Bennett Stuart, Noblet Yoann, Griffin Paul, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Jeffers John, Oi Daniel K L
Imaging and Applied Optics Congress (2021)
Automated generation of training dataset for crack detection in nuclear power plant components
Fei Zhouxiang, West Graeme, Murray Paul, Dobie Gordon
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021) (2021)
An innovative crack detection algorithm to support automated inspection of nuclear reactor cores
Branikas Efstathios, Murray Paul, West Graeme
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021) (2021)
Automated image stitching of down channel nuclear reactor fuel channel inspection footage
Devereux Michael, Murray Paul, West Graeme
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021) (2021)
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)

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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

Automated tracking of mitochondrial motility using image processing and epifluorescence microscopy
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
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
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
ANPERA project
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Campbell, Andrew John (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Remote Inspection of SNM cans GC_253
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
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

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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