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Dr Leonardo Uieda PhD • Pronouns: He/Him

Lecturer and Programme Director - Geophysics Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

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 work on a range of open-source software projects in Python and C, including Fatiando a Terra, Tesseroids, and PyGMT. 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.

You can find out more about me online through the Computer-Oriented Geoscience Lab and my personal website.

Prizes or Honours

  • Best PhD Thesis of 2015 – 2017 (Brazilian Geophysical Society (SBGf), 2017)

Funded Fellowships

  • Towards individual-grain paleomagnetism: Translating regional-scale geophysics to the nascent field of magnetic microscopy (Royal Society, 2022 - 2024)
  • 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)