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rod-head.jpg (8193 bytes)I am a Professor in the School of Computing Science, where I am a member of the Inference, Dynamics and Interaction (IDI) group and the Information, Data and Analysis Section. I was Director of SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance from 2012-14.

My publications


Phone +44 141 330 4984
FAX: +44 141 330 4913

Postal address:
School of Computing Science,
Glasgow University
Glasgow G12 8QQ
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Inference, Dynamics and Interaction group.


Current Funded Research Projects

  1. DIFAI: Designing Interaction Freedom via Active Inference, ERC Advanced Grant awarded (proposal 101097708), 2023-2028, €2.5M, funded via UK guarantee scheme as EPSRC grant EP/Y029178/1.
  2. Quantum Imaging for Monitoring of Wellbeing and Disease in Communities, EPSRC EP/T021020/1, 2020-2025, £5.65M
  3. QuantIC - Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum imaging EPSRC 2016-2024.
  4. Industrial projects: Aegean Airlines collaboration, Amazon/Quantic Ph.D. studentship, Moodagent Ph.D. studentship, dotPhoton Ph.D. studentship, Thales/Quantic Ph.D. studentship.

Completed funded projects

  1. Closed-loop Data Science EPSRC 2018-2023, £3M.
  2. iCaird - the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, InnovateUK 2018-2021, £10M,
  3. Fast multi-shot epidemic interventions for post lockdown Covid-19 mitigation: Open-loop mitigation strategies, EPSRC funded project, EP/V018450/1. July-November 2020
  4. MoreGrasp - EC Horizon2020 project 2015-2018. Final Demo video
  5. CoSound A Cognitive Systems Approach to Enriched and Actionable Information from Audio Streams, Supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council, Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2015
  6. Bang & Olufsen Ph.D. studentship. This led to the BeoSound Moment system.
  7. TOBI: Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction, EC-funded project. Roderick Murray-Smith (Glasgow PI), John Williamson, project coordinator:Prof. José del R. Millán, 2008-2012.
  8. Multimodal, Negotiated Interaction in Mobile Scenarios, EPSRC funded project (£638k), Roderick Murray-Smith (PI), with Matt Jones (Swansea), Stephen Brewster, 2007-2010.
  9. EC-COST action IC0601 on Sonic Interaction Design.
  10. Social Interaction: A Cognitive-Neurosciences Approach, ESRC funded project (£3.7 million) , Simon Garrod (PI), 2008-2012.
  11. PASCAL network member, EC-funded network in Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning.
  12. GAIME: Gestural and Auditory Interactions for Mobile Environments, Stephen Brewster(PI), Roderick Murray-Smith and Andrew Crossan, EPSRC funded project. 2007-2010.
  13. OpenInterface. EC funded Research network. 2006-2009.
  14. A dynamic systems approach to Negotiated Interaction on mobile devices, (€164k), Science Foundation Ireland Research Frontier grant, Sept. 2006-08.
  15. Dynamics, Uncertainty and Interaction, (€66K) PASCAL Pump-priming project (EC-funded), 2005-2006, Roderick Murray-Smith & John Williamson, based in Glasgow, in collaboration with Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin, and DTU, Denmark.
  16. Dynamics and Interaction in BCI and Music Spaces, (€68k), J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, funded within the PASCAL network 2005-2007.
  17. Intelligent Sound Project - supported by the Danish Technical Research Council, and led by Lars Kai Hansen.
  18. Nonparametric Methods for Curve Fitting and Prediction with Large Data-sets, EPSRC GR/T29253/01 (Jan. 2005—June 2007), Jian Qing Shi (PI), Mike Titterington & Roderick Murray-Smith as Collaborators.
  19. Body space: Feedback for Closed-loop control of Gesture input, €136K, based at the Hamilton Institute, collaborating with the Palpable Machines group at Media Lab Europe, started November 2003
  20. Continuous Gestural Interaction with Mobile devices (€77K), with Stephen Brewster and Doug Leith, based at the Hamilton Institute. Sept. 2003-Sept 2006.
  21. Audioclouds: Three-Dimensional Audio and Gestural Interfaces for Mobile and wearable Computers, Three year EPSRC funded research project (Principal Investigator Stephen Brewster), October 2002-2005. £237K, graded "Outstanding" by EPSRC.
  22. The Glasgow Computing Science Research Festival 2005-06, Muffy Calder and Simon Gay and Roderick Murray-Smith (£19K), EPSRC.
  23. MAC - Multi-Agent Control: Probabilistic reasoning, optimal co-ordination, stability analysis and controller design for intelligent hybrid systems. (€1.2M) A four year Research Training Network within the European Commission's 5th Framework, April 2000-2004.
  24. Modern Statistical Approaches to off-equilibrium modelling for nonlinear system control. A three year EPSRC funded research project 2000-03, graded "tending to outstanding" by EPSRC reviewers.
  25. Early recognition of rollover in large lorries, Industrially funded project (joint work with K. Hunt in Mechanical Engineering as Principal Investigator)
  26. Portable Robotic Laboratories, EPSRC funded Public Understanding Award (Prof. Muffy Calder as Principal Investigator). See the legolab page for related information.
  27. Design of controllers based on pattern recognition (Fondecyt Project 700397), (Principal Investigator Daniel Sbarbaro-Hofer, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)
  28. Gesture-Based Interaction with Mobile Devices, (together with coinvestigator Stephen Brewster). Funded by SHEFC RDG85.


Selected recent Publications: (full list of publications available here)

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Computational Interaction, Dynamics and Interaction, Machine learning in science, Ambiguous interfaces, Gaussian Process priors, Gesture recognition, Human Operator Modelling and Cooperative Control systems, Probabilistic Intelligent Interfaces.