Michael Towsey is a Senior Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University and at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. He has worked on a wide variety of machine learning projects, ranging from the sublime (computer composition of music) to the ridiculous (the analysis of milk yield in cow herds). For the past twelve years, he has worked on the analysis of long-duration recordings of the natural environment. This work contributes to the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems. Michael has published more than 120 peer reviewed papers with over 1600 citations.