Professor Crawford Revie

Computer and Information Sciences


Personal statement

I am a Professor of Data Analytics in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Much of my research takes place at the intersection of informatics and the life sciences; in particular I have worked extensively with data-driven models of disease and host-parasite dynamics in both human and animal populations. I have interests in novel methods to collect, manage and make statistical inferences from large and heterogeneous data sets. The application of such methods for passive (or syndromic) surveillance of disease is an on-going area of research interest.

I returned to the UK in 2018 having spent a decade at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, where I held a Canada Research Chair in Population Health: Epi-Informatics. During much of my time in Canada a key focus of my work was on understanding fish health and the requirements for sustainable salmon aquaculture - in particular my research group's work on sea lice modelling is widely acknowledged as world leading.

One of my research passions at present concerns the use of mobile technology to deliver differential disease diagnostic support to rural communities in LMICs. My group is building on earlier successful pilot studies to develop the use of domain-agnostic design approaches, based on machine learning and semantic models, to deliver such support tools at scale and in a manner that effectively mitigates geographic and species-specific limitations.

In 2023, I moved to a joint position as Senior Expert: Early Warning Information Systems at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), where I provide advice to the FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer and leadership on a number of global information systems designed to support early warning of animal disease outbreaks.


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Why people skip music? On predicting music skips using deep reinforcement learning
Meggetto Francesco, Revie Crawford, Levine John, Moshfeghi Yashar
Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval 8th ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2023, pp. 95-106 (2023)
Targets and measures : challenges associated with reporting low sea lice levels on Atlantic salmon farms
Jeong Jaewoon, Arriagada Gabriel, Revie Crawford W
Aquaculture Vol 563 (2023)
Data-fed, needs-driven : designing analytical workflows fit for disease surveillance
Dórea Fernanda C, Vial Flavi, Revie Crawford W
Frontiers in Veterinary Science Vol 10 (2023)
Why people skip music? On predicting music skips using deep reinforcement learning
Meggetto Francesco, Revie Crawford, Levine John, Moshfeghi Yashar
Fisheries dataset on moulting patterns and shell quality of American lobsters H. americanus in Atlantic Canada
Koepper Svenja, Scott-Tibbetts Shannon, Lavallée Jean, Revie Crawford W, Thakur Krishna K
Scientific Data Vol 9 (2022)
Quantifying key parameters related to the life cycle of Caligus rogercresseyi
Jeong Jaewoon, McEwan Gregor F, Arriagada Gabriel, Gallardo‐Escárate Cristian, Revie Crawford W
Journal of Fish Diseases Vol 45, pp. 219-224 (2022)

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Professional Activities

2015 Annual Conference of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Keynote/plenary speaker

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KTP - Rico Developments Ltd t/a Adimo. Development of a fully automated, multi-lingual algorithm, recipe creation platform
Wallace, William (Principal Investigator) McLean, Graeme (Co-investigator) Revie, Crawford (Co-investigator) Roussinov, Dmitri (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2021 - 03-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Meggetto, Francesco
Moshfeghi, Yashar (Principal Investigator) Revie, Crawford (Co-investigator) Meggetto, Francesco (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
D3F - Differential Disease Diagnosis Framework
Revie, Crawford (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020
Impact of climate change on pests and diseases the spread of pests and diseases in Scotland
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator) Revie, Crawford (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 | Shah, Ryan
Revie, Crawford (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Chuadhry Mujeeb (Co-investigator) Shah, Ryan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 15-Jan-2023
Revie, Crawford (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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Professor Crawford Revie
Computer and Information Sciences

Tel: 548 3700