Ep 20 - Stephen Marsland
What do Kiwi birds, machine learning, methematical geometry and acoustics have in common? Stephen Marsland.
Stephen is a Professor of Mathematics and Data Science at Victoria University of Wellington, where he leads the AviaNZ research group. AviaNZ is part research project, and part open-source software, combining acoustics, mathematics, and conservation biology for the monitoring of New Zealand species.
Stephen grew up in the UK, and moved to New Zealand in 2004 following postdoc jobs in the US and Europe. As well as AviaNZ, his research interests are in the theory and application of geometry, including machine learning.