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. 

Publications

A novel methodology for macroscale, thermal characterization of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer for integrated aircraft electrical power systems
Jones Catherine E, Hamilton Andrew W, Norman Patrick J, Cleary Alison, Galloway Stuart J, Atkinson Robert, Burt Graeme M, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification Vol 5, pp. 479-489 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TTE.2019.2914890
Improved feed pump performance through predictive analytics
Stephen Bruce, Brown Blair, Young Andrew, McArthur Stephen, West Graeme, Michie Craig, Duncan Andrew, Helfer-Hoeltgebaum Henrique
2019 Innovation Showcase: Nuclear Asset Management and Industrial Informatics (2019)
A novel implementation of vibration signal decomposition for estimation of degradation in rotating plant
Brown Blair, Stephen Bruce, McArthur Stephen, West Graeme, Michie Craig
The Sixteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management (2019)
Identification of the rumination in cattle using support vector machines with motion-sensitive bolus sensors
Hamilton Andrew W, Davison Chris, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Ferguson Holly J, Somerville Laura, Jonsson Nicholas N
Sensors Vol 19 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/s19051165
Laser transmitter for cubesat-class applications
Crabb Jonathan R, Stevens G, Michie C, Johnstone W, Kehayas E
(2019)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2506967
Evaluation of reticuloruminal pH measurements from individual cattle : sampling strategies for the assessment of herd status
Jonsson Nicholas N, Kleen Joachim L, Wallace R John, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Farish Marianne, Mitchell Malcolm, Duthie Carol-Anne, Jensen Dan B, Denwood Matthew J
The Veterinary Journal Vol 243, pp. 26-32 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.11.006

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Teaching

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
Contributor
26/8/2019
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
15/7/2019
Internet of Things Animal Health Services Platform for Precision Farming
Contributor
15/4/2019
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
15/4/2019
Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion
Participant
10/10/2017
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017
Participant
20/6/2017

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Projects

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)
Andonovic, Ivan (Principal Investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
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
5G Rural-First: Rural Coverage and Dynamic Spectrum Access Testbed and Trial
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
Asbestos Fibre Counting (Ethos / TDL)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
KTP - Fathom Systems
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2017 - 03-Jan-2020

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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