Dr Murray has worked at the Centre for Virtual Environments since 1999.
University of Manchester, Ph.D Computer Science, “A visual query language for object databases and its implementation in a 3D environment”.
Queen Mary, University of London, M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction.
University of Aberdeem, B.Sc. Computing Science.
His main research interests are in creating and using virtual environments for task management, building construction, engineering maintenance and 3D query languages.
Dr Murray’s research career has always been in the field of virtual environments. At Salford his research has been focused in the development of interactive virtual environments within the construction and engineering domains. This research begun with the development of a geometric constraint detection and management system, that was initially used in a construction project. This was developed alongside a toolkit for developing interactive virtual environments to create an environment for building construction design and review for the FutureHome project.
This work was extended and applied to the engineering domain with the development of more advanced interactive, immersive interfaces and with the extension of the system for maintenance analysis and the automatic creation of disassembly sequences of engineering models. Recently Dr Murray has been investigating eye gaze within collaborative virtual environments.
More information on the work can be found in the project link below and in the publications.
Dr Norman Murray
University of Salford
Tel: +44 (0)161 295 4937