Murray, Iain


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Computing
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1993 …2023

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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)

I am the Level 4 Computing Personal Tutor during AY 2022-23.

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


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


After his secondary education in Dunfermline, Dr Iain Murray attended 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 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), and is a trustee of the Barnes Wallis Foundation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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


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