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    jomurray@lincoln.ac.uk
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    01522 88 6903
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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    Lincoln
    Lincolnshire
    LN6 7TS
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    Dr John Murray

    Principal Lecturer (Teaching) / Programme Leader

    School of Computer Science
    College of Science

    About John Murray

    Dr John Murray joined the University of Lincoln in 2009 from the University of Hertfordshire where he worked as Research Fellow on the EU Funded FEELIX-Growing project, working with Robotics and Emotional interactions. Dr. Murray’s research interests include all things robotic, particularly looking at Human Robot Interaction and how humans perceive robotic companions. Other research interests include Aerial Surveillance, Animal Behaviour studies, Ecology and Deep-Learning techniques.

    Current research projects are in the field of:

    Virtual Reality - Education, Training and Simulation
    Technologies for Teaching and Pedagogy
    Robotics - Cognitive Biases for Personality and Interaction

    I currently supervise several PhD and MSc by Research students in:

    PhD:
    Animal Cognition and Robotics - Jointly supervised with Life Sciences
    Cognitive Biases - 5 personality traits in interaction

    MSc By Research:
    Virtual Reality for Education and Training

    Department Responsibilities

    - School Director of Teaching and Learning (DTL)
    - Programme Leader - BSc / MComp Computer Science
    - Student Engagement Champion
    - Senior Tutor
    - Digital Lead

    Current Delivery:
      - Module coordinator for Software Engineering (Level 3)
      - Module coordinator for Networks and Network Systems (Level 2)
      - Module coordinator for Advanced Software Engineering (MSc)
      - Mobile and Connected Devices
      - Project Supervisions
      - Group Project Supervisions

    Previous Delivery
      - Programming and Data Structures
      - Group Project
      - Parallel Programming
      - Advanced Object Orientated Programming

    Subject Specialism

    Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Aerial Surveillance, 3D Printing, UAVs

    Qualifications

    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) — HEA, 2015
    • PGCE - Higher Education — University of Lincoln, 2015
    • PhD - Computational Neuroscience and Robotics — University of Sunderland, 2006
    • BEng (Hons) Software Engineering — University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2002

    Awards

    • Automated Threat Detection in X-Ray images - £189k - PI — SBRI - Home Office / InnovateUK, 2017
    • Innovation Voucher - £5k - PI — European Regional Development Fund, 2017
    • Automatic Detection of UAVs - £231k - PI — InnovateUK, 2017
    • Firearms Threat Detection in XRays - £47k - PI — SBRI - Home Office, 2016
    • KTP – Dynamic Access Solutions - £128k - Co-I — InnovateUK, 2016
    • Vice Chancellor’s Individual Merit Award — Vice Chancellor, 2014
    • Virtual Heritage Craft Simulation - £30k - PI — Heritage Lottery Fund, 2014
    • KTP - Lincoln Security - £117k - PI — Technology Strategy Board, 2013
    • Curation of History using AR - £50k - Co-I — Sandpit / RIF, 2013
    • Emotion Online Monitoring System - EMOSys - £1.5k - PI — CERD / FED, 2013
    • 3D Printing - £1k - PI — LNCD, 2011
    • DIVERSE - £48k - Project Manager. — JISC, 2011
    • Fast.Q - £3k - PI — CERD / LNCD / FED, 2011
    • BEING - £2k - Co-I — CERD, 2010
    • DIVERSE - £3k - PI — CERD / FED, 2010

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Computer Society - BCS — Member
    • Institute of Analysts and Programmers (IAP) — Member

    External Activities and Consultancy

    External Examiner for Abertay University
    External Examiner for Anglia Ruskin University - UCP

    Chair of Educational Technologies at EDULearn conference, part of INTED

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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