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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.

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, Tesseroids, and PyGMT.

You can find me online on: GitHub, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and ImpactStory. My ORCID is 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)