Murray, Iain

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  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Computing
  • 846 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Teaching

I teach on modules at most levels within our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, including:

  • AC21009 - Computer Systems 2A: Architecture Fundamentals and Unix
  • AC22005 - Computer Systems 2B: Architecture and Operating Systems
  • AC32006/AC52001 - Database Systems
  • AC42001/AC42002/AC52008 - Research Frontiers (Speech & Audio Processing)

Research interests

My main research interests are:

  • how emotion and other stressing factors are conveyed in human speech
  • how to simulate vocal emotion in synthetic speech
  • the application of synthetic speech systems within voice output communication aids

Research

My research is conducted within the Human-Centred Computing research group within Computing in the School of Science & Engineering.

Biography

After his secondary education in Dunfermline, Dr Iain Murray went to the University of Dundee in 1982 where he gained an undergraduate degree in electronics and a postgraduate research degree on the subject of speech synthesis. He has been a lecturer in Computing there since 1991, still with an interest in speech synthesis and communication technology. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and is a member of their academic accreditation team.

He is the Treasurer of the Tayside & Fife Branch of the British Science Association, which organises an annual programme of public events, including a science public lecture series.

He has been interested in the work of Sir Barnes Wallis for many years, and his book “Bouncing-Bomb Man: the Science of Sir Barnes Wallis” was published in 2009; he is also the author of the Haynes technical manuals on the Dam Busters (2011) and Vickers Wellington (2012).

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Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • speech synthesis
  • speech
  • emotion
  • AAC

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Research Output

  • 846 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate

Infographics and digital resources: An international consensus on golf and health

Murray, A. D., Barton, C. J., Archibald, D., Glover, D., Murray, I. R., Barker, K. & Hawkes, R. A., 1 Nov 2018, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 52, 22, p. 1421-1425 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

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3 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Using self-learning and automatic tuning to improve the performance of sexual genetic algorithms for constraint satisfaction problems

Xu, H., Petrie, K. & Murray, I., 2013, 2013 Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW'13). Jones, A. V. & Ng, N. (eds.). Saarbrücken: Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, p. 128-135 8 p. (OASICS ; vol. 35).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Applying an analysis of acted vocal emotions to improve the simulation of synthetic speech

    Murray, I. R. & Arnott, J. L., 2008, In : Computer Speech and Language. 22, 2, p. 107-129 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    41 Citations (Scopus)

    Virtual reality for putting people with disabilities in control

    Alm, N., Arnott, J. L., Murray, I. & Buchanan, I., 1998, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1998. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, Vol. 2. p. 1174-1178 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Emotional stress in synthetic speech: Progress and future directions

    Murray, I. R., Arnott, J. L. & Rohwer, E. A., Nov 1996, In : Speech Communication. 20, 1-2, p. 85-91 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 29 Citations (Scopus)

    Datasets

    Dundee ADHD continuing care proforma (revised)

    Coghill, D. (Creator), Lim, C. (Creator), Gomez Flores, L. (Creator), Seth, S. (Creator), Dunlop, G. (Contributor), Geddes, A. (Contributor), Matthew, S. (Contributor) & Murray, I. (Contributor), University of Dundee, 2015

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    Prizes

    Sir Walter Bodmer Award for Volunteering

    Murray, Iain (Recipient), 7 Jun 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 6 Schools engagement
    • 2 Invited talk

    Sir Barnes Wallis: Discoveries and Recoveries

    Iain Murray (Speaker)

    7 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Sir Barnes Wallis: Discoveries and Recoveries

    Iain Murray (Speaker)

    9 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    2018 Strathmore Trophy

    Iain Murray (Organiser)

    18 Jun 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    Defying the Anonymity of Modernity

    Iain Murray (Speaker)

    17 Jun 2017

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    2017 Strathmore Trophy

    Iain Murray (Organiser)

    16 Jun 2017

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    Press / Media

    Interviewed on BBC "Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs"

    Iain Murray

    23/09/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Interviewed on Channel 5 "World's Greatest Warships"

    Iain Murray

    4/09/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other