BW Keller

About Me

I am a human male, thirty-something years old, from Canada. I was born in Calgary, but I currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee.


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis. My current research involves numerical modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies over cosmological timescales. I lead the MGS group at the University of Memphis. My publications can be found under my Curriculum Vitae.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher and Alexander von Humboldt fellow in the MUSTANG group at the Universität Heidelberg's Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. I obtained my PhD at McMaster University in 2017. I got my BSc in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 2011.


From time to time, I also work as a consultant, offering services in data science, information visualization, and DevOps engineering. I have done work for startups in Canada and the USA. If you need a Swiss-army knife hacker, consider dropping me a line.

What I look Like

A Few Things I Like

  • Tea
  • Python
  • Belgian Beer
  • git(+hub)
  • vim
  • Bicycles
  • The Future

Some Stuff I Dislike

  • Drudgery
  • Black Licorice
  • Facebook
  • Cars
  • Java