Leonardo Uieda



Lecturer in Geophysics at the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences of the University of Liverpool, UK. I'm starting the Computer-Oriented Geoscience Lab, a virtual research group where we design computational methods for geophysical data processing, forward modeling, and inversion. Source code included.

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. I'm also fairly active in social media, mostly Twitter and the Software Underground.

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.

Before coming to Liverpool, I was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Hawai'i, USA, where I worked on the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), a widely-used software for processing and visualizing geophysical data. My main contributions were the development of PyGMT and modernizing the team's development process (moving to GitHub, starting a Discourse forum, setting up continuous-integration, etc).

Prior to Hawai'i, I worked for three years as Assistant Professor of Geophysics at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This provided invaluable teaching experience and allowed me to mature as an early career academic.

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