Michael is an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering and the Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin where he teaches and conducts research on subsurface data analytics, geostatistics and machine learning. In addition, Michael accepted the role of Principal Investigator in the College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, of the freshman research initiative in energy data analytics and teaches widely in the energy industry. Before joining The University of Texas at Austin, Michael conducted and led research on reservoir data analytics and modeling for 13 years with Chevron’s technology company. He was an enterprise-wide subject matter expert, advising and mentoring on workflow development and best practice. Michael has written over 60 peer-reviewed publications, a Python package and a textbook on spatial data analytics with Oxford University Press. He is currently an associate editor with Computers and Geosciences, and on the editorial board member for Mathematical Geosciences. For more information see www.michaelpyrcz.com, and his course lectures at https://www.youtube.com/GeostatsGuyLectures, along with the demonstration numerical workflows at https://github.com/GeostatsGuy and contributions to outreach through social media at https://twitter.com/GeostatsGuy.