Personal Data

Born: 3rd April 1969
Nationality: British
Marital status: Married
Telephone: 0141 330 4984 (work)

Professional Experience


Research Interests

Gesture/behaviour recognition; dynamics & interaction; mobile computing; mathematical modelling; nonparametric statistical modelling; Gaussian process priors; machine learning; manual control systems.

Research Funding obtained

  1. GAIME: Gestural and Auditory Interactions for Mobile Environments, Stephen Brewster(PI), Roderick Murray-Smith and Andrew Crossan, EPSRC funded project. 2007-2010.
  2. Multimodal, Negotiated Interaction in Mobile Scenarios, EPSRC funded project (£638k), Roderick Murray-Smith (PI), with Matt Jones (Swansea), Stephen Brewster, 2007-2010.
  3. OpenInterface. EC funded Research network. 2006-2009.
  4. Computational Neuroscience and Brain-Computer Interfaces Thematic Programme, B. Blankertz, J. del R. Millan, K.R. Müller, R. Murray-Smith, 1 November 2006 - 31 May 2007, Funded within the PASCAL EC-funded network.
  5. Location Aware Mobile Systems , Research Donation of (€10k) to Roderick Murray-Smith, from Nokia Research Centre, Helsinki . 2006-7.
  6. Social Interaction: A Cognitive-Neurosciences Approach, ESRC funded project, Simon Garrod (PI), 2007-2010.
  7. A dynamic systems approach to Negotiated Interaction on mobile devices, (€164k), Science Foundation Ireland Research Frontier grant, Sept. 2006-08.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. PASCAL network member, EC-funded network in Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning.
  11. Intelligent Sound Project - supported by the Danish Technical Research Council, and led by Lars Kai Hansen.

Completed funded projects

  1. Various consultancy projects for companies such as Nokia and Samsung.
  2. Dynamics and Interaction in BCI and Music Spaces, (€68k), J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, funded within the PASCAL network 2005-2007.
  3. 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
  4. Continuous Gestural Interaction with Mobile devices (€77K), with Stephen Brewster and Doug Leith, based at the Hamilton Institute. Sept. 2003-Sept 2006.
  5. 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.
  6. The Glasgow Computing Science Research Festival 2005-06, Muffy Calder and Simon Gay and Roderick Murray-Smith (£19K), EPSRC.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Early recognition of rollover in large lorries, Industrially funded project (joint work with K. Hunt in Mechanical Engineering as Principal Investigator)
  10. Portable Robotic Laboratories, EPSRC funded Public Understanding Award (Prof. Muffy Calder as Principal Investigator). See the legolab page for related information.
  11. Design of controllers based on pattern recognition (Fondecyt Project 700397), (Principal Investigator Daniel Sbarbaro-Hofer, Universidad de Concepción, Chile)
  12. Gesture-Based Interaction with Mobile Devices, (together with coinvestigator Stephen Brewster). Funded by SHEFC RDG85.

Professional Activities

I am regularly invited to review papers for a range of journals and conferences in different areas, including UIST, NIPS, the International Journal of Control, Automatica, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, ACM SIG CHI (Special Interest group on Computer-Human Interaction) conference, UIST (Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology), MobileHCI conference, Personal & Ubiquitous Computing, The Aeronautical Journal.

I am a member of Nokia Research Centre's Scientific Advisory Board.

I was on the review panel for Maths and Computing for Enterprise Ireland's Basic Research Funding, 2000, have been on various panels for the Academy of Finland, and the European Commission.

I am the UK representative to the management committee of EC-COST Action IC0601 “Sonic Interaction Design (SID)”.