Iain Murray

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Lecturer and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion / Athena SWAN Lead

Bio

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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Publications

Using self-learning and automatic tuning to improve the performance of sexual genetic algorithms for constraint satisfaction problems
/2013
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Applying an analysis of acted vocal emotions to improve the simulation of synthetic speech
/2008, Computer Speech and Language
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Virtual reality for putting people with disabilities in control
/1998
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Emotional stress in synthetic speech : Progress and future directions
11/1996, Speech Communication
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Synthesizing emotions in speech : is it time to get excited?
/1996
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Implementation and testing of a system for producing emotion-by-rule in synthetic speech
6/1995, Speech Communication
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Toward the simulation of emotion in synthetic speech : A review of the literature on human vocal emotion
/1993, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Activities

2018 Strathmore Trophy

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18 Jun 2018

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Defying the Anonymity of Modernity

Iain Murray (Speaker)
17 Jun 2017

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2017 Strathmore Trophy

Iain Murray (Organiser)
16 Jun 2017

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2016 Strathmore Trophy

Iain Murray (Organiser)
21 Jun 2016

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2015 Strathmore Trophy

Iain R. Murray (Organiser)
16 Jun 2015

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2014 Strathmore Trophy

Iain R. Murray (Organiser)
23 Jun 2014

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