Dr Paul Murray


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. 


Combining hyperspectral imaging and electrochemical sensing for detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa through pyocyanin production
Dunphy R David, Lasserre Perrine, Riordan Lily, Duncan Katherine R R, McCormick Christopher, Murray Paul, Corrigan Damion K
Sensors and Diagnostics Vol 1, pp. 841-850 (2022)
Using generative adversarial networks to improve the efficiency of crack detection in nuclear reactor inspection data
Branikas E, Murray P, West G
41st Annual Canadian Nuclear Society Conference (2022)
Automated object detection for visual inspection of nuclear reactor cores
Devereux Michael G, Murray Paul, West Graeme
Nuclear Technology Vol 208, pp. 115-128 (2022)
Automated analysis of platelet microstructures using a feature length orientation space
Campbell A, Murray P, Yakushina E, Borocco A, Dokladal P, Decencière P, Ion W, Marshall S
Journal of Materials Science Vol 57, pp. 1448-1461 (2022)
Robust object detection in colour images using a multivariate percentage occupancy hit-or-miss transform
Macfarlane Fraser, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Perret Benjamin, Evans Adrian, White Henry
Mathematical Morphology - Theory and Applications Vol 5, pp. 128-152 (2021)
Image stitching and illumination correction for metallic multi-purpose canister visual inspection data
Devereux Michael, Murray Paul, West Graeme
Decommissioning Environmental Science and Remote Technology 2021 (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 detection of crack features in nuclear superheaters using deep learning with automatically labelled datasets
Automated tracking of mitochondrial motility using image processing and epifluorescence microscopy
Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges - Annual Conference 2019
Invited speaker

More professional activities


Hyperspectral Classification of Space Objects
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Hyperspectral Imager for Space Surveillance and Tracking (NSTP)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
NNL Gamechangers GC_142 Phase 5 (Linked to 191761) Image Processing for Enhanced Visualisation
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) West, Graeme (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
panPIERS: artificial intelligence-informed time-of-disease risk assessment for women with pre-eclampsia
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Autonomous Inspection for Responsive and Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Manufacture (Responsive Manufacturing) (AIRS-NFM)
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 05-Jan-2024
Band selection and data classification in hyperspectral imaging | Ulrichsen, Alexander
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ulrichsen, Alexander (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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