I'm a geophysicist specializing in mathematical and computational methods for determining the inner structure of the Earth from physical observations, like disturbances in the Earth's gravity and magnetic fields. I develop a range of open-source software in the Python and C languages. I'm an advocate for openness in the scientific process and the adoption of best practices in computational research.
My teaching covers several aspects of the Earth Sciences: remote sensing, gravimetry, geodynamics, programming. I make extensive use of computational tools, simulations, and exploration of real-world datasets throughout my teaching to prepare students with the quantitative skills they'll need to stand out in a modern Earth Science career.
Along with my role at the University, I'm also:
• Topic Editor for the Journal of Open Source Software
• Member of the Advisory Council for EarthArXiv
• Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.
I develop and maintain the open-source scientific software projects:
• Fatiando a Terra: A collection of tools for data processing and geophysical modeling (written in Python)
• Tesseroids: A program for modeling gravity fields on a spherical Earth (written in C)
• PyGMT: A library for creating publication-quality data visualizations and maps (written in Python and C)
You can find out more about me and my research online:
• Computer-Oriented Geoscience Lab
• ORCID: 0000-0001-6123-9515
• Google Scholar
- A Sustainable Plan for the Future of the Generic Mapping Tools (2020 - 2023)
- Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship (University of Edinburgh, 2020 - present)
- NSF-EAR: The EarthScope/GMT Analysis and Visualization Toolbox (2018 - 2020)
- Geophysical inversion of GRACE satellite time-lapse gravity (University of Liverpool, 2019 - present)