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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.
Wireless sensor systems;
Precision livestock farming
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.
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
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, Carrier Phase Recovery for Coherent Optical Communication Systems’ , University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jan 1988
Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jan 1983
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SatelliteCloudGenerator: controllable cloud and shadow synthesis for multi-spectral optical satellite imagesCzerkawski, M., Atkinson, R., Michie, C. & Tachtatzis, C., 23 Aug 2023, In: Remote Sensing. 15, 17, 23 p., 4138.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Feed conversion ratio (FCR) and performance group estimation based on predicted feed intake for the optimisation of beef productionDavison, C., Michie, C., Tachtatzis, C., Andonovic, I., Bowen, J. & Duthie, C-A., 10 May 2023, In: Sensors. 23, 10, 12 p., 4621.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)
Data for: "Image analysis framework with focus evaluation for in situ characterisation of particle size and shape attributes" (sample)
Cardona Amengual, J. (Creator), Ferreira, C. S. (Data Collector), McGinty, J. (Data Collector), Hamilton, A. (Contributor), Agimelen, O. (Contributor), Cleary, A. (Contributor), Atkinson, R. (Supervisor), Michie, C. (Supervisor), Chen, Y. (Supervisor), Sefcik, J. (Supervisor), Andonovic, I. (Supervisor) & Tachtatzis, C. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 22 Mar 2018
Data for "Monitoring crystal breakage in wet milling processes using inline imaging and chord length distribution measurements"
Agimelen, O. S. (Creator), Svoboda, V. (Creator), Ahmed, B. (Creator), Cardona Amengual, J. (Data Collector), Dziewierz, J. (Data Collector), Brown, C. (Creator), McGlone, T. (Contributor), Cleary, A. (Data Collector), Tachtatzis, C. (Data Collector), Michie, C. (Data Collector), Florence, A. (Contributor), Andonovic, I. (Data Manager), Mulholland, A. (Owner) & Sefcik, J. (Owner), University of Strathclyde, 27 Mar 2017
Prize: Other distinction
Craig Michie (Speaker)31 May 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk