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Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde working in the area of image processing. I work on a number of research an industrial projects where I apply my image processing skills 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, machine learning, image stitching, object detection and tracking, mathematical morphology and the hit-or-miss-transform.

In general, I am interesting in extending and creating new image processing techniques to adress real world and industrially relevant challenges. For example, the outcomes of my research conducted during my PhD have been used in various biological research labs in the UK and in the USA. More recently, upon completing an intensive two year research project, I delivered the oucomes of my research in the form of novel image stitching software to a leading energy company. 

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Image Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Hyperspecral Imaging
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Image Stitching


Teaching Interests

I am teaching Digital Electronics and I also teach image processing as part a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP). VIP is a new initiative in teaching recently adopted at Strathclyde which allows teams of undergraduates to work on state-of-the-art research projects throughout their university career. I have also taught Masters level courses in Image and Video processing as well as looking after a Small Group Tutorial which provides additional academic and general support to first year students to help them adapt to university life.

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Projects 2008 2023

Research Output 2001 2020

Low cost hyper-spectral imaging system using linear variable bandpass filter for agriculture applications

Song, S., Gibson, D., Ahmadzadeh, S., On Chu, H., Warden, B., Overend, R., Macfarlane, F., Murray, P., Marshall, S., Aitkenhead, M., Bienkowski, D. & Allison, R., 10 Feb 2020, In : Applied Optics. 59, 5, p. A167-A175 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linear systems
Bandpass filters
bandpass filters
Imaging systems
19 Downloads (Pure)

Varietal classification of rice seeds using RGB and hyperspectral images

Fabiyi, S. D., Vu, H., Tachtatzis, C., Murray, P., Harle, D., Dao, T. K., Andonovic, I., Ren, J. & Marshall, S., 27 Jan 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spectral resolution
Image resolution
Imaging systems


Image processing for the analysis of TI-6AL-4V microstructures

Author: Campbell, A. J., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Murray, P. (Supervisor) & Ion, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Student Paper Award

Soumitra Ravindra Sakhalkar (Recipient), Jinchang Ren (Recipient), Phil Hwang (Recipient) & Paul Murray (Recipient), Feb 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Best Student Paper Award

David Northcote (Recipient), Louise Helen Crockett (Recipient) & Paul Murray (Recipient), 29 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Data storage equipment

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Participation in conference

Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges - Annual Conference 2019

Scott Strachan (Invited speaker), Paul Murray (Invited speaker)
19 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference