**Education**

**2017-2022** PhD in Computer Science, Leipzig University & Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.**2009-2013** Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics, Pamplona University**2005-2010** Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Pamplona University

**Awards and other marks of recognition**

**2023** Appointed computer scientist in residence at the Department of Chemical

Engineering, University of Florida

**2022** Graduated *summa cum laude*

**2022** Selected participant of the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (dedicated to Chemistry) – from 26 June to 1 July 2022

**2022** Selected participant of the American Mathematical Society’s Mathematics Re-

search Communities 2022

**2021** Nominated by the Max Planck Society for participation in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (dedicated to Chemistry).

**2021** Selected by the Max Planck Institute MiS to give a lecture for the evaluation

of the institute at the 2021’s MPG Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

**2020** Selected to attend the Applied Category Theory Adjoint School 2020 at MIT, Boston, USA (16 students/researchers selected from 144 applicants)

**2019** (April) cover of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A — Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

**2018** (Dec) Visiting Scientist, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

**2018-** Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**2017** PhD grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

**2017** Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**2017** Guest Scientist, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

**2016** Guest Scientist, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

**2016** Featured Article, Journal of Cheminformatics

**2013** Excellence Thesis, Mathematics Department, University of Pamplona, Pamplona, Colombia

**2010** Laureate Thesis, Chemistry Department, University of Pamplona, Pamplona, Colombia

**Research Experience in Groups and Institutes**

**2024 June-** Guest Scientist

Medellin University

Medellin, Colombia

**2023-** Postdoc Associate

Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

University of Florida

Gainesville FL, USA

**2018-** Guest Scientist

Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in the Sciences

Leipzig, Germany

**2017 ** *(Feb-Apr*)** **Guest Scientist

Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in the Sciences

Leipzig, Germany

**2016 *** **(Aug-Oct)*** **Guest Scientist

Bioinformatics Group

Leipzig University

Leipzig, Germany

**2010- **Researcher

Laboratorio de química teórica

Pamplona University

Pamplona, Colombia

**2012-2013 **Researcher

Biomathematics Group

Fundación Instituto de Inmunología de Colombia – FIDIC

Bogota, Colombia

**2012 ** Editorial Staff

Interdisciplinary research institute

Pamplona University

Bogota, Colombia

**2005-2006 **Researcher

Grupo de Investigación en Transporte Molecular – GITRAM

Pamplona University

Pamplona, Colombia

**Refereeing and external examining**

**2023** Reviewer for Computational Biology and Chemistry

**2023** Reviewer for Logics in Computer Science (LICS 2023)

**2021** Reviewer for *Theory in Biosciences*

**2021 ** Reviewer for *Ingeniería y Ciencia*

**2014** Reviewer of a chapter of *Advances in Mathematical Chemistry* Vol. 2, Elsevier.

**2014** Reviewer of a BSc Thesis in Mathematics

For: Mathematics Department, Pamplona University

**2013** Reviewer of a BSc Thesis in Mathematics

For: Mathematics Department, Pamplona University

**Professional Affiliations**

**2020-** Student member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)**2019- **Member of the Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACAC)**2019-** Member of the Colombian Mathematical Society (SCM)**2018-** Member of the Complex Systems Society (CSS)**2013-2014** Member of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

**Outreach activities**

**2023** Panelist for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) virtual seminar:*Herramientas y testimonios para investigar en Alemania a nivel doctoral***2022** Panelist for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) virtual seminar: *Testimonios de becarios de Doctorado***2022** Invited to present my research *Chemical Space Exploration* at the Science

Market organized by the Society of German Natural Scientists and Physicians

(GDNÄ)

### Media coverage (selected)

**2022** By Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

A press release about my participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings:*Wilmer Leal meets Nobel laureates***2022** By Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

A press release about my thesis defense: *Congratulations to Wilmer Leal!His exploration of the chemical space has earned him the highest honor thancan be achieved for a Ph.D. thesis – summa cum laude*

**2019**By Chemical & Engineering News (American Chemical Society)

The following article features one of our papers:

*Chemists discovered new compounds at an exponential rate over the past*

two centuries, by Sam Lemonick (C&EN associate editor)

two centuries

**2019**By Springer Professional

The following article features one of our papers:

*Die verborgene Struktur des Periodensystems [The hidden structure of the*

periodic table ], by Dieter Beste.

periodic table ]

**2019**By Der Standard

The following article features one of our papers:

*Neue chemische Substanzen werden mit überraschender Regelmäßigkeit*

entdeckt [New chemical substances are discovered with surprising regulaity]

entdeckt [New chemical substances are discovered with surprising regulaity]

**By Max Planck Society**

**2019**The following article features one of our papers:

*The hidden structure of the periodic system*

**2019**By Chemistry World

The following article features one of our papers:

*Hopes raised of a ‘super-table’ to end periodic table disputes*, by Philip Ball

(Former editor of Nature).

**Organized events**

**2024** Colombian Congress of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (MAPI III)

Organizer of the special session and mini-course on Applied Category Theory

**2010** Pamplona University: 50th anniversary celebration with Mathematical Chemistry

Co-organizer

Pamplona University, Colombia

**2010** Introducción a la Filosofía de la Química

Co-organizer

Pamplona University, Colombia

**Schools and Courses**

**2021**

**School**

Mathematics Research Communities (MRC)

American Mathematical Society

New York, USA

Mentor: John Baez

**2020**

**School** (Feb-Jul)

Applied Category Theory Adjoint School 2020

MIT, Boston, USA.

Mentor: Valeria de Paiva

**2019**

**Course** (summer term)

Schemes and Sheaves – An introduction to modern algebraic geometry

Lecturer: Professor Dr. Juergen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**Course** (summer term)

Category theory and applications

Lecturer: Dr. Paolo Perrone

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**Course** (summer term)

Information and Complexity

Lecturer: Professor Dr. Juergen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**Summer School**

First School on Reaction Systems

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

**2018**

**Course** (summer term)

Geometric and topological methods of data analysis

Lecturer: Professor Dr. Juergen Jost

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

**Summer School**

Network Science in the Humanities

Max Planck Institutes for Mathematics in the Sciences & for the History of Science. Leipzig, Germany

**Spring School**

4th Spring School Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como, Italy.