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

Using animal-mounted sensor technology and machine learning to predict time-to-calving in beef and dairy cows
Miller GA, Mitchell M, Barker ZE, Giebel K, Codling EA, Amory JR, Michie C, Davison C, Tachtatzis C, Andonovic I, Duthie C-A
Animal Vol 14, pp. 1304-1312 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119003380
Detecting heat stress in dairy cattle using neck-mounted activity collars
Davison Christopher, Michie Craig, Hamilton Andrew, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Gilroy Michael
Agriculture Vol 10, pp. 1-11 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10060210
Contrasting effects of high-starch and high-sugar diets on ruminal function in cattle
Francesio Andrea, Viora Lorenzo, Denwood Matt J, Tulley Will, Brady Nicola, Hastie Peter, Hamilton Andrew, Davison Christopher, Michie Craig, Jonsson Nicholas N
Journal of Dairy Research Vol 87, pp. 175-183 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S002202992000031X
Classification of cattle behaviour using convolutional neural networks
Pavlovic Dejan, Tachtatzis Christos, Hamilton Andrew, Marko Oskar, Atkinson Robert, Davison Christopher, Michie Craig, Crnojevic Vladimir, Andonovic Ivan
European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Annual Meeting (2020)
Automatic annotation of subsea pipelines using deep learning
Stamoulakatos Anastasios, Cardona Javier, McCaig Chris, Murray David, Filius Hein, Atkinson Robert, Bellekens Xavier, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Lazaridis Pavlos, Hamilton Andrew, Hossain Md Moinul, Di Caterina Gaetano, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 20 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030674
Postmortem observations on rumen wall histology and gene expression and ruminal and caecal content of beef cattle fattened on barley-based rations
Jonsson NN, Ferguson H J, Koh-Tan H H C, McCartney C A, Cernat R C, Strachan E M, Thomson W, Snelling T J, Harvey C D, Andonovic I, Michie C, Wallace R J
Animal (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119002878

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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

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)
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 - 31-Jan-2020
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

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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