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Dr Chris McMurrough

[Dr Christopher Dale McMurrough]

Associate Professor of Instruction, Computer Science and Engineering
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Robotics, computer vision, eye tracking, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Entrepreneurship, makerspaces, practical skills

Biography

Biography

Christopher D. McMurrough is a developer of perceptual computing techniques for intelligent robotic systems in a wide range of applications and environments. He has experience working with UAV/UGV systems, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), industrial automation, embedded development, real-time applications, 3D perception / machine vision, and assistive devices for users with severe physical disabilities.

Dr. McMurrough's main teaching responsibilities center around senior capstone courses and student project mentoring in the College of Engineering. He is especially interested in multidisciplinary projects with local impact, as well as engineering entrepreneurship.

As an Arlington native and STEM education advocate, he is an active community volunteer and regular guest speaker at local K-12 schools.

Education

Education

    • 2013 PhD in Computer Science Engineering
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2010 MS in Computer Science Engineering
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 BS in Computer Science Engineering
      The University of Texas at Austin

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2020 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb  2020 College of Engineering Teaching Award sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington - College of Engineering
    • Jan  2009 National Instruments Graphical Design Achievement Multicore Award sponsored by NI Week conference

News Articles

News Articles

Publications


      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Leveraging Industry Sponsorship as a Catalyst for Transformational Change in a Computer Science & Engineering Senior Capstone Design Program
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Conly, Christopher].

      2015
      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Development and Evaluation Platform for Non-Tactile Power Wheelchair Controls
        Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Ranatunga, Isura, Papangelis, Alexandros, Popa, DanO., Makedon, Fillia]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2504335.2504339
      • Conference Proceeding
        An Assistive Object Manipulation System
        Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '13
        [Papangelis, Alexandros, McMurrough, ChristopherD., Ranatunga, Isura, Makedon, Fillia]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2504335.2504401
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of An Omniwheel-based Holonomic Robot Platform for Rough Terrain
        Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Enotiades, Harris, Phan, Scott, Savoie, Stephen, Makedon, Fillia]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2504335.2504398

      2012
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Survey of Assistive Devices for Cerebral Palsy Patients
        Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '12
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Papangelis, Alexandros, Boisselle, Angie]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2413097.2413119
      • Conference Proceeding
        Low-cost Head Position Tracking for Gaze Point Estimation
        Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '12
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Rich, Jonathan, Metsis, Vangelis, Nguyen, An, Makedon, Fillia]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2413097.2413125

      2011
      • Conference Proceeding
        Bilingual Corpus for AVASR using Multiple Sensors and Depth Information
        Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2011
        [Galatas, Georgios, Potamianos, Gerasimos, Kosmopoulos, Dimitrios, McMurrough, ChristopherD., Makedon, Fillia]. Volterra, Italy: "ISCA International Speech Communication Association".

      2009

      2013
      • Other
        Hardware and Software Systems for Control of Assistive Robotic Devices Using Point-of-Gaze Estimation
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD.].(December), "The University of Texas at Arlington".

      2010
      • Other
        Real Time Hardware And Software Systems For Micro Air Vehicle Flight Control Testing
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD.].(May), "The University of Texas at Arlington".
        http://dspace.uta.edu/handle/10106/4891

Courses

      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4316-007 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4316-008 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4310-001 FUNDAMENT OF COMPUTER VISION
        (Course Id: 112993)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4317-007 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4317-008 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4316-007 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4316-008 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4317-007 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4317-008 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4316-007 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4316-008 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4317-007 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4317-008 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4317-003 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-004 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-007 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-008 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CSE 4316-003 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CSE 4316-004 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CSE 4310-001 INTRO TO COMPUTER VISION
        (Course Id: 112993)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-007 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-008 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4317-003 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4317-004 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-007 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-008 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 4316-003 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 4316-004 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 2100-001 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 2100-002 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CSE 2312-001 CMPTR ORG & ASSEMB LANG PROG
        (Course Id: 102416)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2100-001 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2100-002 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2100-003 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2100-004 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2312-003 CMPTR ORG & ASSEMB LANG PROG
        (Course Id: 102416)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2100-001 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2100-002 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2100-003 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2100-004 PRACTICAL COMPUTER H/S SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 112547)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 2312-001 CMPTR ORG & ASSEMB LANG PROG
        (Course Id: 102416)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4317-005 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4317-006 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2312-003 CMPTR ORG & ASSEMB LANG PROG
        (Course Id: 102416)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 2312-001 CMPTR ORG & ASSEMB LANG PROG
        (Course Id: 102416)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4317-001 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4317-002 COMPUTER SYS DESIGN PROJECT II
        (Course Id: 102464)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 4316-001 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 4316-002 COMPUTER SYSTEM DSGN PROJ I
        (Course Id: 102463)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015

Service to the University

    • 2018 to  Present Director
      CSE/EE Makerspace
      Overseeing implementation and operation of CSE/EE Makerspace.
    • 2016 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      HackUTA Hackathon
      Faculty advisor for UTA's 24-hour "HackUTA" Hackathon
    • 2015 to  Present Director
      CSE Senior Design
      Responsible for mentoring student projects, developing industry / university partnerships through sponsored student projects, and maintaining / procuring equipment for 2 semester capstone course sequence.
    • 2009 to  2011 Competition Referee & Course Builder
      UTA College of Engineering
      Served as referee for UTA College of Engineering annual high school robot competition. Constructed competition arenas during 2010 event.

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2010 to  Present
      Program Organizer
      IEEE
      o Organized 2009 IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition hosted by UTA o Developed unique rules and constructed competition arenas for undergraduate teams o Managed 40+ competition teams during IEEE Region 5 annual conference
    • Jan 2006 to  2008
      Co-founder & Team Leader
      IEEE
      o Served as team lead of UTA IEEE undergraduate robotics competition team o Developed autonomous material handling robots for each annual event o Placed 3rd out of 30+ teams during 2006 event, winning cash prize for UTA IEEE chapter o Organized team road trips to San Antonio, TX, Fayeteville, AR, and Kansas City, KA

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2019 to  Present
      Member (Arlington, Texas,
      Rotary Club of Arlington
    • 2018 to  Present
      Board Member (Arlington, Texas,
      Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Citizen's Advisory Board
    • 2014 to  Present
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, Texas,
      Arlington Independent School District
      Regular guest speaker at various K-12 schools advocating for STEM career paths.