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Dr Christopher McMurrough

[Dr Christopher Dale McMurrough]

Other Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
Last Updated: May 16, 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

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

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 UTA
    • Jan  2009 National Instruments Graphical Design Achievement Multicore Award sponsored by NI Week conference

Publications


      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        A 3D Perception-based Robotic Manipulation System for Automated Truck Unloading
        2016 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
        [McMurrough, ChristopherD., Doliotis, Paul, Criswell, Alex, Middleton, MatthewB, Rajan, SamarthT]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2016.7743416

      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 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