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Dr Leonardo Uieda PhD

Lecturer Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

Geophysicist specializing in methods for determining the inner structure of the Earth from geophysical observations, mainly disturbances in the Earth's gravity and magnetic fields. Developer of open-source software in Python and C for processing, modelling, and visualizing geophysical data. Advocate for openness in the scientific process and the adoption of best practices in computational research.

At the University of Liverpool, I teach several modules in the Earth Sciences programs and do research on generating models of the subsurface using measurements of the Earth's gravity and magnetic fields. I use computer programming extensively to empower both my teaching and research.

Along with my role at the University, I'm also a Topic Editor for the Journal of Open Source Software, a member of the Advisory Council for EarthArXiv, and a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.

I develop and maintain several 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 my research online: GitHub, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ImpactStory, ORCID: 0000-0001-6123-9515

Prizes or Honours

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

Funded Fellowships

  • A Sustainable Plan for the Future of the Generic Mapping Tools (2020 - 2023)
  • Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship (University of Edinburgh, 2020 - present)
  • Geophysical inversion of GRACE satellite time-lapse gravity (University of Liverpool, 2019 - present)
  • NSF-EAR: The EarthScope/GMT Analysis and Visualization Toolbox (2018 - 2020)