Geophysicist specializing in the development of 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 for processing, modeling, and visualizing geophysical data. Advocate for openness in the scientific process and the adoption of best practices in computational research.


I am currently Lecturer of Geophysics at the University of Liverpool, where I'm starting the Computer-Oriented Geoscience Lab. Our research and teaching make heavy use of open-source software. The lab develops and maintains the Fatiando a Terra project, a collection of Python libraries for the Geosciences along with some general purpose tools.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

I keep a PDF version of my CV in a more traditional format. It is typeset in Latex using a custom open-source template. The source is available on the Github repository leouieda/cv.

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Around the internet

I post about my research on social networking sites and have a moderate presence on Twitter (links at the top of the page). Most of my research output is available around the internet, usually through Github repositories. You can find me and my research, code, articles, and data at:



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Assistant Professor of Geophysics


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