Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell

Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics, Teradata Australia and New Zealand
Sean Farrell is a Data Scientist with the Teradata Australia and New Zealand Advanced Analytics group. Based in Canberra, he is responsible for providing analytics expertise and support for Teradata engagement with the Australian federal government.

Sean has 11 years of experience working in analytics, primarily gained through his time working as a scientific researcher in the field of astrophysics. Prior to joining Teradata, Sean worked as a data scientist for the Australian Department of Defence. Before moving to data science he worked as an astrophysicist in France, the UK and Australia. He has worked for the European Space Agency on the XMM-Newton space telescope mission, discovered a new rare class of black hole, and observed with the Hubble space telescope. He is internationally recognised as a world expert in data mining astronomical datasets utilising advanced analytics techniques including machine learning. 

Sean has a Bachelor degree in Physics and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the University of Newcastle, and a PhD in High Energy Astrophysics from the University of New South Wales (through the Australian Defence Force Academy).