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Dr Leonardo Uieda PhD • Pronouns: He/Him

Lecturer Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

About

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 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
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GitHub
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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)
  • NSF-EAR: The EarthScope/GMT Analysis and Visualization Toolbox (2018 - 2020)
  • Geophysical inversion of GRACE satellite time-lapse gravity (University of Liverpool, 2019 - present)