About

Javier A. Espinosa-Oviedo is a computer scientist specialized in the domains of databases and distributed systems. He works as postdoctoral researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC). He is also external researcher of the French-Mexican Laboratory of Informatics and Automatic Control (LAFMIA). His research focus mainly on large-scale data management and processing based on service oriented architectures. His current research interests concern:

  • Stream Processing
  • Urban Computing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Data Visualization

As researcher, he has been actively involved in national, international and European projects where he has contributed with his expertise in distributed data processing (cf. projects section). He has also been invited researcher and professor in different institutions in Europe and Latin America, where he has lectured on selected topics of data management (cf. teaching section).

He received his PhD in Computer Science (2013) from University of Grenoble (UGA), France, and his Master (2008) and Bachelor (2006) degree in Computer Science from Universidad de las Americas, Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico.

Since 2016 he is member of the Mexican Academy of Computer Science (AMEXCOMP).

Mobility

Grants/Awards

  • Microsoft Data Science Award ($20,000 USD in cloud infrastructure), 2016
  • CONACyT Postdoctoral grant (2016–2018), PhD grant (2009-2011), MSc grant (2006-2008), mobility grant (2007-2008)

Teaching

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Publications

Journals

  1. Big Data Management: what to keep from the past to face future challenges?, G. Vargas-Solar, J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, and J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, Data Science and Engineering, to be published, 2017.
  2. Modelling Crowds in Urban Spaces, I. Rudomín, G. Vargas-Solar, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, H. Pérez, and J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, Computación y Sistemas, vol. 21, no. 1, 2017.
  3. Humanitarian Logistics and Cultural Diversity within Crowd Simulation, C. A. Ochoa Zezzatti, I. Rudomin, G. Vargas-Solar, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, H. Pérez, and J.-L. Zechinelli-Martini, Computación y Sistemas, vol. 21, no. 1, 2017.
  4. Optimizing Data Processing Service Compositions Using SLA’s, G. Vargas-Solar, J.-L. Zechinelli-Martini, and J.-A. Espinosa-Oviedo, Polibits, vol. 53, 2016.
  5. Using Autonomous Intelligence to Build a Smart Shop Floor, D. Tang et al., Procedia CIRP, vol. 56, 2016.
  6. Comparing Electoral Campaigns by Analysing Online Data, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, V. Alexandrov, and G. Castel, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 80, 2016.
  7. Reliable Web Services Composition: An MDD Approach, G. Vargas-Solar et al.Polibits, vol. 49, no. 1, 2014.

Book Chapters

  1. Big continuous data: dealing with velocity by composing event streams, G. Vargas-Solar, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, and J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, in Big Data Concepts, Theories and Applications, Springer, 2016.
  2. Big Data Management: Challenges, Approaches, Tools and their limitations, M. Adiba, J. C. Castrejón, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, and J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, in Networking for Big Data, CRC Press, 2015.
  3. Administración de Big Data en el cloud: Retos, soluciones y herramientas, G. Vargas-Solar and J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, in Tedencias en la administración de datos, Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, 2015.

International Conferences

  1. Correlating digital footprints for discovering social connections in crowds. J. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, V. Alexandrov, J. Zechinelli-Martini. Proc. of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Data , Jun 2017, Exeter, United Kingdom.
  2. Efficient and versatile data analytics for deep networks, D. Garcia-Gasulla et al.Paper presented at the 7th Int. Supercomputing Conf. in Mexico (ISUM’16), 2016.
  3. Modelling crowds in urban spaces: from Big data to smart secure regions, G. Vargas-Solar, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, H. Perez, I. Rudomín, and J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, Paper presented at the 7th Int. Supercomputing Conf. in Mexico (ISUM’16), 2016.
  4. Policy Driven Services Coordination for Building Social Networks Based Applications, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, and C. Collet, in Proc. 2011 IEEE Int. Conf. on Services Computing (SCC’11): Work in Progress Track, Washington, DC, USA, 2011.
  5. Unmarrying non-functional properties and services coordination using contracts, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, and C. Collet, in Proc. 1st ACM Int. Workshop on Model Driven Service Engineering and Data Quality and Security (MoSE+DQS’09), 2009.
  6. Non-functional properties and services coordination using contracts, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, J.-L. Zechinelli-Martini, and C. Collet, in Proc. 13th Int. Database Engineering & Applications Symp. (IDEAS), 2009.
  7. Securely coordinating services using contracts, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, G. Vargas-Solar, J. L. Zechinelli-Martini, and C. Collet, in Proc. Mexican Int. Conf. on Computer Science (ENC’09), 2009.
  8. Experiences in building reliable mobile services based applications, A. Portilla, T. Hanh, and J.-A. Espinosa-Oviedo, in Proc. 24th Int. Conf. on Data Engineering Workshop (ICDEW’08), 2008.
  9. Adding non-functional properties to services based applications using contracts, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, in Proc. 9th Mexican Int. Conf. on Computer Science (ENC’08): PhD Workshop, 2008.

National Conferences

  1. Crowd simulation and visualization, H. Perez, I. Rudomin, E. Ayguadé Parra, B. Hernandez, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, and G. Vargas-Solar, in Book of abstracts 3rd BSC Int. Doctoral Symposium, 2015, pp. 98–100.
  2. Efficient and versatile data analytics for deep networks, D. Garcia Gasulla et al., in Book of abstracts 3rd BSC Int. Doctoral Symposium, 2015.
  3. e-Grov: making the Mexican sky accessible through a Virtual Observatory, G. Vargas-Solar, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, J.-L. Zechinelli-Martini, and V. Cuevas-Vicenttín, Paper presented at the 2010 Microsoft Research eScience Workshop: Scaling the Science, 2010.
  4. Construire des applications fiables à base de services mobiles, A. Portilla, T. Hanh, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, C. Collet, and G. Vargas-Solar, in Proc. 4th French Conf. on Mobility and Ubuiquity Computing (UBIMOB’08), 2008.
  5. Hacia un modelo semántico para la construcción de experimentos astronómicos, J. A. Espinosa-Oviedo, Paper presented at the 7th Mexican Int. Conf. on Computer Science (ENC’06): eScience Workshop, 2006.

Activities

Presentations

Organizations

  • Co-organizer 5th BDA Summer School on Scalable Data Analytics (Masses de données distribuées), 17-22 June 2018, Aussois, France.
  • Co-organizer 2nd Franco-Brazilian School on Big Data and Smart Cities, 8-10th November 2017, IFRN, Natal, Brazil.
  • Co-organizer 1st Franco-Brazilian Spring School on Big Data and Smart Cities, 7th-10th April 2015, UAG, Grenoble, France.
  • Co-organizer EDBT Summer School 2013 on Big, Linked and Open Data, 1st- 6th September 2013, Aussois, France.

Services

  • Reviewer, Computación y Sistemas, 2016, 2018
  • Chair, 4th BSC Doctoral Symposium, 2017
  • Reviewer, ADBIS DaS workshop, 2017
  • Reviewer, Data in Brief, 2017
  • Reviewer; ICCS, 2017
  • Reviewer, MICAI, 2016
  • Reviewer, IKC KEYSTONE, 2016
  • Reviewer, AICCSA, 2016
  • Reviewer, ENC, 2010, 2009

Mentoring

Master students

  • Santiago Ruíz Angulo,  Analysis of climate change in LATAM by processing historical news papers, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Internship realized at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center during 2017 in the context of an IPGH project. Supervisors: R. Davila (10%), G. Vargas-Solar (45%), J. Espinosa (45%). [github]
  • Enrique Arriaga Varela, Discovering patterns from streams for supporting real–time decision making during neuroscience experiments, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Internship realized at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center during 2017 in the context of a collaboration CINVESTAV-BSC-LAFMIA. Supervisors: R. Davila (10%), G. Vargas-Solar (45%), J. Espinosa (45%). [github, poster]
  • Pedropablo Lopez Amaya, Acquisition et stockage des données du transport, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 2015. Supervisors: F. Da Silva (25%), P. Ghodous (25%), G. Vargas-Solar (20%) et J. Espinosa (30%).
  • Isidro Lopez, Sharding strategies for querying traffic data in real-time, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico. Supervisors: L. Zechinelli-Martini (50%) and J. Espinosa (50%).
  • Xiaohu Tang, Development of a smart Shop Floor simulator for the Industry 4.0. University of Nanjing, China. Supervisors: Vargas-Solar and J. Espinosa (70%). Internship realized at LIG laboratory during 2015-2016 in the context of the CASES project ( EU FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES). [github]

Undergraduate students

  • Besançon Hélène, Bouvet Sylvain, Brossard Cléa, Fourrier Thibaut, Collecte et Archivage de Données des Elections Européennes, Projet de spécialité, Ecole d’ingénieurs ENSIMAG, 2014.
  • Océane de Loitière, Bastien Drocourt, Manon Lucas, Construction et interrogation d’une base de données pour les élections européennes, Projet de spécialité, Ecole d’ingénieurs ENSIMAG, 2014.
  • Vaello Torregrosa Braulio, Building a mashup environment for integrating data services, ENSIMAG, 2011 Supervisors: G. Vargas-Solar (40%), J. Espinosa (60%).

 

Contact

Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Building K2M, Office 101
C/ Jordi Girona 1-3
08034 Barcelona, Spain

French-Mexican Laboratory of Informatics and Automatic Control
UDLAP – CEM Department
Ex Hacienda Santa Catarina Mártir S/N
72820 San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble
Bâtiment IMAG
700 avenue Centrale – Domaine Universitaire
38058 Saint Martin d’Hères, France