Murray, Iain

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  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Computing
  • 811 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile

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 1993 2013

  • 811 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution

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

Constraint satisfaction problems
Self-learning
Constraint Satisfaction Problem
genetic algorithm
Tuning
39 Citations (Scopus)

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

11 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

Virtual reality
Communication systems
28 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

emotion
Text-to-speech
Speech intelligibility
Emotion
Speech
24 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesizing emotions in speech: is it time to get excited?

Murray, I. R. & Arnott, J. L., 1996, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language, ICSLP 96. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, Vol. 3. p. 1816-1819 4 p.

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

Speech intelligibility
Speech synthesis
Acoustic waves

Datasets

Dundee ADHD continuing care proforma (revised)

Coghill, D. (Creator), Lim, C. (Creator), Gomez Flores, L. (Creator), Seth, S. (Creator), University of Dundee, 2015

Dataset

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Prizes

Sir Walter Bodmer Award for Volunteering

Iain Murray (Recipient), 7 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

science

Activities 2014 2019

  • 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

2017 Strathmore Trophy

Iain Murray (Organiser)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Defying the Anonymity of Modernity

Iain Murray (Speaker)
17 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