R. Michael Winters is a pianist and Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Tech School of Music. He received a double major in Physics and Music with minors in Philosophy and Mathematics from the College of Wooster, and a Masters in Music Technology from McGill University. While in Montréal, his work at CIRMMT and the IDMIL explored the application of sonification as a tool for music research, targeting data in musical emotion, expressive gesture, and symbolic music. His performance practice has turned towards live concert streaming, and has included the 2016-18 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Since 2013, he has worked and consulted as a sonification designer for private, public and academic interests. His thesis work focuses on tracking and triggering the neuro-behavioral outcomes of insights in advanced music performers.