Journal publications

  • T. Torsney-Weir, M. Sedlmair, and T. Möller, “Sliceplorer: 1D slices for multi-dimensional continuous functions,” Computer Graphics Forum, p. PREPRINT, 2017.
  • T. Torsney-Weir, S. Bergner, D. Bingham, and T. Möller, “Predicting the interactive rendering time threshold of Gaussian process models with HyperSlice,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 1111–1123, Feb. 2017.
  • S. Pajer, M. Streit, T. Torsney-Weir, F. Spechtenhauser, T. Möller, and H. Piringer, “WeightLifter: Visual Weight Space Exploration for Multi-Criteria Decision Making,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 611–620, Jan. 2016.
  • B. Kainz, M. Steinberger, W. Wein, M. Kuklisova-Murgasova, C. Malamateniou, K. Keraudren, T. Torsney-Weir, M. Rutherford, P. Aljabar, J. V. Hajnal, and D. Rueckert, “Fast Volume Reconstruction from Motion Corrupted Stacks of 2D Slices,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2015.
  • P. J. Giabbanelli, T. Torsney-Weir, and V. K. Mago, “A fuzzy cognitive map of the psychosocial determinants of obesity,” Applied Soft Computing, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 3711–3724, Dec. 2012.
  • T. Torsney-Weir, A. Saad, T. Möller, B. Weber, H.-C. Hege, J.-M. Verbavatz, and S. Bergner, “Tuner: Principled Parameter Finding for Image Segmentation Algorithms Using Visual Response Surface Exploration,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 1892–1901, Nov. 2011.

Conference publications

  • P. J. Giabbanelli, T. Torsney-Weir, and D. T. Finegood, “Building a system dynamics model of individual energy balance related behaviour,” in Second Canadian Obesity Summit, Montreal, 2011, vol. 35, no. 2, p. 201.

Other publications

  • T. Torsney-Weir, M. Sedlmair, and T. Möller, “Decision making in uncertainty visualization.” 2015 workshop on visualization for decision making under uncertainty, 2015.
  • T. Torsney-Weir, “Visual analysis of high-dimensional parameter spaces,” Master’s thesis, Department of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, 2012.
  • T. Torsney-Weir, A. Saad, T. Möller, B. Weber, H.-C. Hege, and J.-M. Verbavatz, “PReSM: Principled parameter finding for image segmentation algorithms using visual response surface exploration,” Simon Fraser University Computing Science Department, TR-2011-01, 2011.

Invited talks

  • "scala-swing." Vienna Scala meetup group, Vienna, Austria

  • "Tuner." Visualization and virtual reality research group, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

  • "Tuner." MADAI workshop, Duke University, Durham, NC.

  • "Visualization of computer models." MoCCSy Graduate Seminar, Burnaby, BC.

Education

  • MSc in Computer Science. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

  • BS in Computer Science. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

Reviewerships

  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

  • EuroVis.

  • International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.

  • Computers and Graphics.

Teaching assistant appointments

  • CMPT 361 Introduction to Computer Graphics.

  • CMPT 225 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms.

  • CMPT 225 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms.

Professional activities

IEEE Visualization conference

Student volunteer chair

Academic positions

Visualization and data analysis research group, University of Vienna

Research assistant

GrUVi Lab, SFU Computing Science Department

Research assistant
  • Developed Tuner, a visualization tool for image segmentation algorithm developers to find optimum parameter settings for their algorithms.
  • Analyzed the complexity of visualizing high-dimensional continuous functions.

NYU Proteus Project, NYU Computer Science Department

Research assistant
  • Implemented a vizualization tool for multilingual parse trees in Java.
  • Outlined basic idea for improved parse tree visualization.

NIST-funded project: "Learning driving behaviors for autonomous vehicles," Georgetown Computer Science Department

Research assistant
  • Added rigid body dynamics to the SimRobot robotics simulator.
  • Developed a collision detection system based on V-Clip to account for penetration and location of impact.

Volunteer positions

SFU Teaching Support Staff Union

Steward

SFU Teaching Support Staff Union

Membership Mobilization Committee Commissioner

SFU Teaching Support Staff Union

Membership Mobilization Committee member

SFU Computing Science Department

Buddy coordinator
  • Coordinated incoming student mentorship program

Academic awards

  • SFU graduate fellowship (Masters), CAD 6,250.

Professional positions

StoneCastle Partners. New York, NY

Vice President, Lead Developer
  • Implemented an investment management system for a variety of asset types using Pylons/Python, the Dojo javascript framework, and PostgreSQL.
  • Specified and supervised the integration of the Alfresco document management system with the investment management system to track key investment decisions and deal documents.
  • Designed a GIS system for monitoring areas of the country risky to banks.
  • Built a genetic algorithm to find the optimal method to perform field visits across the country.
  • Used the Condor grid service to implement a CDO evaluation system that enabled a Unix server to call a Windows-only application.
  • Wrote a simple web crawler to download rural newspaper articles to a central data store so analysts could browse regional news not covered by the major news aggregation sites.

Bear Stearns Asset Management. New York, NY

Vice President, Lead Developer
  • Supervised a team of 4 to design and implement a front-office portfolio surveillance system for a structured finance hedge fund using a SQL database using Java and Ruby on Rails.
  • Used Condor to parallelize various long-running tasks across multiple compute nodes.
  • Assisted with the design and implementation of a proprietary credit risk model for an internally managed fund.
  • Interacted directly with business staff to design and implement a variety of portfolio management systems.

Moody's Investors Service. New York, NY

Senior Associate
  • Implemented a spread-based Monte Carlo asset simulation in C.
  • Created a combination Excel spreadsheet and C to create an Excel add-in to rate combo notes.
  • Assisted analysts with modeling complex waterfall steps in CDO Analytics.
  • Assisted with the coordination of the CDO Analytics testing team.
  • Wrote specifications based on analysts' suggestions and work flow.

Other activities

  • Skiing
  • Rock climbing
  • Trail running
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Photography

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