Adjunct Professor
Civil Engineering Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Director, Research & Development (Acting)
National Research Council of Canada


  • Numerical Modelling
  • Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Ice Engineering
  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering
  • Water Resources & River Hydraulics
  • Risk Analysis / Probabilistic Methods


  • Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Environmental Forecasting
  • Ice and Water Resources Forecasting
  • Ensemble Forecasting
  • High-Performance Computing Using GPUs
  • Heat Exchanges between Ice, Rivers, Oceans and the Atmosphere
  • River Ice Processes



29 May 2016

Fully funded Masters (M.Eng.) available (these positions have now been filled)

  • Fully funded 2-year project for a Master's student
  • Project funded through the research program "Development of Techniques for Seasonal Iceberg Forecasting Using Machine Learning and Ensemble Modelling"
  • Be part of a new and exciting research program in machine learning

25 May 2016

RDC-NL awards $100,000 to Dr. Martin Richard to launch new machine learning research program

The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC-NL) has awarded $100,000 as part of the IgniteR&D program to support Dr. Martin Richard's new research program. This financial support will be used to develop ensemble machine learning techniques to forecast iceberg season severity off the East Coast of Newfounland.

This program will financially support, over two years, two Master's student (M.Eng.) from Memorial University, who will also have the opportunity to be involved with C-CORE and its world-leading researchers.

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15 April 2016

Our paper "Modeling frazil ice growth in the St. Lawrence River" has won the prestigious 2016 Thomas C. Keefer Medal !

The paper "Modeling frazil ice growth in the St. Lawrence River", by Martin Richard, Brian Morse and Steven F. Daly, published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (10.1139/cjce-2014-0082) has been awarded the 2016 Thomas C. Keefer Medal.

The Keefer Medal, established in 1942, is presented annually by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) for the best civil engineering paper in hydrotechnical, transportation or environmental engineering.

The medal was presented during the Honours & Awards Banquet on June 3rd, 2016, as part of CSCE's annual conference in London, Ontario (Canada).