Terrence Tricco

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. I am also 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.

I am a development lead for Phantom, a high-performance smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code specialised in modeling galaxies, stars, accretion discs, and the interstellar medium. I also maintain Sarracen, a Python package for the analysis and visualization of astrophysical SPH data.

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

Prior to joining MUN, I was the Lead Data Scientist at Verafin, a Nasdaq-owned software company specialized in financial crime detection and prevention, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, and a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter in the UK. I obtained my PhD from the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. It all started right here at the Memorial University of Newfoundland where I earned my M.Sc. in Computational Science, and my B.Sc. in Computer Science and Physics.


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