Terrence Tricco

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and I am cross-appointed with the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.

I am a data scientist, astrophysicist, and computational scientist. I am broadly interested in synthetic data generation for a variety of domains and using a variety of techniques. I am interested in the numerical details of smoothed particle hydrodynamics in astrophysical settings, building high-performance simulation and analysis software, and using deep-learning techniques for generation of synthetic data.

If you are a student interested in one of my research areas, please check out my currently available student opportunities.

I am involved with the following:

  • I am a development lead for Phantom, a international collaboration to create a high-performance smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code specialised in modeling galaxies, stars, accretion discs, and the interstellar medium.
  • I maintain Sarracen, a Python package for the analysis and visualization of astrophysical SPH data.
  • I am a PI of CAIR, the Centre for Analytics, Informatics and Research. CAIR offers a high-performance computing cluster serving the research community at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
  • I am a PI of VBHC-NL. Our goal is to use a data-driven approach to create value-based health care for the pathway of care for patients with stroke.
  • I work closely with researchers at Verafin on synthetic data generation of financial data.


Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5