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Dr. Brian Murphy


Photo of Brian Murphy E-mail: brian dot murphy at qub dot ac dot uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4652
Room: 03.028
Computer Science Building
18 Malone Road
Computer Science Building
18 Malone Road

Research Interests:  

I aim to better understand how the mind and brain function normally, and how their dysfunction in neurological conditions. I'm especially interested in higher cognition - that is how we understand and interact with the world around us.

I have a mixed background: mixing start-ups with academia, and with training in engineering, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience and machine learning. I use state-of-the-art data science methods to decode psychological states from recordings of brain activity, using a range of neuroimaging technologies (EEG, fMRI and MEG), and relate these patterns to what a person is seeing, thinking or doing at a given moment. Better grounded models of human intelligence can then inform machine intelligence, through larger and more realistic knowledge bases.

Current projects focus on:

  • recording brain activity in the wild, crowd neuroscience, mobile EEG
  • comprehensive modelling of rich media experiences (audiobooks, games, film)
  • EEG-assisted detection and screening for neurodegenerative conditions (dementia, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • modelling concepts and the mental lexicon, using multi-modal datasets (text corpora, image databases, neuroimaging data)
Research Clusters:   Knowledge and Data Engineering
Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing (DSSC GRI)
School & University 
  • EEECS School Ethics Officer
  • Advisor of Studies, International Students
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