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. 


Effect of oscillatory flow conditions on crystalliser fouling investigated through non-invasive imaging
Sheridan Rachel, Cardona Javier, Tachtatzis Christos, Chen Yi-Chieh, Cleary Alison, Briggs Naomi E B, Florence Alastair, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Sefcik Jan
Chemical Engineering Science (2021)
Non-invasive diver respiration rate monitoring in hyperbaric lifeboat environments using short-range radar
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Stewart Fraser, Ilioudis Christos, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Atkinson Robert, Coull Maurice, Sandilands Donald, Kerr Gareth, Clemente Carmine, Tachtatzis Christos
Oceans 2021 (2021)
A comparison of the performance of 2D and 3D convolutional neural networks for subsea survey video classification
Stamoulakatos Anastasios, Cardona Javier, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Lazaridis Pavlos, Bellekens Xavier, Atkinson Robert, Hossain Md Moinul, Tachtatzis Christos
Oceans 2021 (2021)
A novel micro-doppler coherence loss for deep learning radar applications
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Ilioudis Christos, Clemente Carmine, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
European Radar Conference (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)
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)

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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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