Dr Paul Murray


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Reader at the University of Strathclyde working in the area of signal, image, video and hyperspectral data processing. I work on a number of research and industrial projects where I apply my expertise 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, video processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, image stitching, object detection and tracking and mathematical morphology.

In general, I am interested in extending and creating new image processing techniques to address real-world and industrially relevant challenges. For example, the outcomes of my research conducted during my PhD have been used in various research labs in the UK and in the USA. More recently, I have delivered the outcomes of my research in the form of novel software tools for a range of industrial end-users. I am currently the Strathclyde PI working in collaboration with the project PI at Lancaster on EP/V051059/1. This is an EPSRC funded project researching Autonomous Inspection for Responsive and Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Manufacture (AIRS-NFM). I also have a significant portfolio of industrially funded research. 



A novel data augmentation method for improved visual crack detection using generative adversarial networks
Branikas Efstathios, Murray Paul, West Graeme
IEEE Access Vol 11, pp. 22051-22059 (2023)
Intelligent characterisation of space objects with hyperspectral imaging
Vasile Massimiliano, Walker Lewis, Dunphy R David, Zabalza Jaime, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Savitski Vasili
Acta Astronautica Vol 203, pp. 510-534 (2023)
Hyperspectral imaging through partially transparent media
Campbell Andrew, Zabalza Jaime, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Malone Simon
Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications II SPIE Photonex (2023)
Hyperspectral imaging analysis of corrosion products on metals in the UV range
Keane Aoife, Murray Paul, Zabalza Jaime, Di Buono Antonio, Cockbain Neil, Bernard Robert
Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications II SPIE Photonex (2023)
Hyperspectral imaging based detection of PVC during Sellafield repackaging procedures
Zabalza J, Murray P, Marshall S, Ren J, Bernard R, Hepworth S
IEEE Sensors Journal (2022)
Passive, non-destructive enrichment measurement of sintered UO2 fuel pellets
Parker AJ, Zabalza Jaime, Bandala M, Ma X, Taylor CJ, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Joyce M
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS), Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (RTSD) (2022)

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I currently teach two classes:

1) Image and Video Processing (5th year and Masters Level)

2) Digital Electronics (2nd Year)

I am also Year advisor for 4th and 5th year students on our Computer and Electronics Systems (CES) Degree.

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

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New Deep Learning Approaches for Image and Video Processing | Byrne, Luke
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Byrne, Luke (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Byrne, Luke
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Byrne, Luke (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
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 - 31-Jan-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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