Professor Craig Michie

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I re-joined the University in 2006 after a period in industry and I am currently Reader in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Course Advisor for EEE fourth and fith year.

I received a BSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1983 and after a year working for the BBC in Broadcasting House London I returned to do a PhD in Coherent Optical Communications. Following this I had my first spell at Strathclyde researching into optical sensor systems for structural monitoring. I became Senior Research fellow in 1991 and joined the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in 1998.

I left the department during 2001-2004 when I worked as a Senior Engineer at Kamelian Limited, a start-up company in the telecommunication area making semiconductor optical amplifiers. Following this I went to Scottish Enterprise to take a post as a Senior Manager supporting the delivery of  the Intermediate Technology Institute ‘ITI Techmedia’.

In  2006 I came back to Strathclyde and continued to work on optical fibre communications technologies. At that time I also began also to develop a research expertise in wireless sensor technology for asset monitoring. Almost all of my research activity is now in this area with a particular emphasis on animal health monitoring. A few years ago we started a spin out company in this area. Now known as, SilentHerdsman Ltd., which makes neck mounted activity collars for cattle. The collars monitor cow movements and send alerts to enable farmers to inseminate the cattle at the optimum time, hence optimising milk yield. 


Semi-automated knowledge capture and representation for the development of knowledge based systems
Young A, West G, Brown B, Stephen B, Michie C, McArthur S, Duncan A
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021) (2021)
CYBELE : A Hybrid Architecture of HPC and Big Data for AI Applications in Agriculture
Zhou Naweiluo, Zhong Li, Hoppe Dennis, Pejak Branislav, Marko Oskar, Cardona Javier, Czerkawski Mikolaj, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Tachtatzis Christos, Alexakis Emmanouil, Mavrepis Philip, Kyriazis Dimosthenis, Pospieszny Marcin
HPC, Big Data, AI Convergence Towards Exascale Challenge and Vision (2021) (2021)
Symbolic representation of knowledge for the development of industrial fault detection systems
Young Andrew, West Graeme, Brown Blair, Stephen Bruce, Michie Craig, McArthur Stephen
International Congress and Workshop on Industrial AI 2021 (2021)
Classification of cattle behaviours using neck-mounted accelerometer-equipped collars and convolutional neural networks
Pavlovic Dejan, Davison Christopher, Hamilton Andrew, Marko Oskar, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Crnojević Vladimir, Andonovic Ivan, Bellekens Xavier, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 21 (2021)
Predicting feed intake using modelling based on feeding behaviour in finishing beef steers
Davison C, Bowen JM, Michie C, Rooke JA, Jonsson N, Andonovic I, Tachtatzis C, Gilroy M, Duthie C-A
Animal Vol 15 (2021)
Interference motion removal for Doppler radar vital sign detection using variational encoder-decoder neural network
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Ilioudis Christos, Clemente Carmine, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
2021 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf21) 2021 IEEE Radar Conference, pp. 1-6 (2021)

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My teaching activities are aligned closely to my research experience and presently I teach several classes:

EE473 Photonic Systems - including optical communications technologies and systems

EM310 Signals and Systems

EE473 Information Transmission and Security

Research interests

My current research interests focus on wireless sensor networks and in particular the application of sensor systems within the area of animal health monitoring and precision livestock farming. Currently we are researching methods to process signatures derived from a neck mounted accelerometer in order to determine when a cow is in heat, when she is eating, drinking, ruminating, lying, standing or walking. This information facilitates the detection of a range of welfare events and enables farmers to optimise the performance of their herd. 

Professional activities

The Challenges in the Implementation of Cloud-based Precision Livestock Management Services Provision
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Internet of Things Animal Health Services Platform for Precision Farming
Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017

More professional activities


5G New Thinking - Shared Spectrum Rural Network
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
The Scotland 5G Centre
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Crawford, David H (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Improving the Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency of Cargo Transportation using Deep Learning Computer Vision
Cardona Amengual, Javier (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 17-Jan-2019
Fostering Precision Agriculture and Livestock Farming through Secure Access to Large-Scale HPC-Enabled Virtual Industrial Experimentation Environment Empowering Scalable Big Data Analytics (H2020-ICT-2018-2020) (CYBELE)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
Fostering Precision Agriculture and Livestock Farming through Secure Access to Large-Scale HPC-Enabled Virtual Industrial Experimentation Environment Empowering Scalable Big Data Analytics
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Advanced Gas Sensing Approaches for Ruminant Livestock Monitoring
Lengden, Michael (Principal Investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
N-Sea Phase 2: Automatic Annotation of Subsea Survey Video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Di Caterina, Gaetano (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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