Leonardo Uieda

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I am currently working at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where I'm developing the Python bindings for the Generic Mapping Tools and doing research in inverse problems and interpolation of geodetic data. Prior to coming here, I worked for 4 years as Assistant Professor of Geophysics at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil. There, I developed and taught courses in geophysics and programming and numerical methods. I received my PhD from the Observatório Nacional, Brazil, for the creation of the open-source software Tesseroid and Fatiando a Terra and for my work on large-scale gravity inversion.

My research focuses on inverse problems in potential field geophysics with a heavy dose of open-source software development. I do my best to bring more openness to the scientific process and to train the next generation of scientists in the best practices of reproducible computational experiments.

In the spirit of open-science, I share all of the research and teaching material online under permissive licenses. You'll find links to source code, images, lessons, etc, throughout my personal website.

Follow me on Twitter (@leouieda) and Github (@leouieda) for updates on teaching and research, random things from the world of academia, etc.

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