Leonardo Uieda



I am Lecturer in Geophysics at the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences of the University of Liverpool, UK. 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. I'm also fairly active in social media, mostly Twitter.

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.