J.A. Espinosa-Oviedo

J.A. Espinosa-Oviedo

Associate Professor &
Computer Scientist

CPE Engineering School

University of Lyon


I am a computer scientist specializing in data-centric & distributed systems. My core experience concerns cloud & service-based Big Data management & processing.

I work as an Associate Professor (Enseignant-Chercheur) of Computer Science in the CPE engineering school, University of Lyon. I am also a member of the Database group of the LIRIS-CNRS research laboratory.

Before joining the University of Lyon, I worked as research scientist at the Delft University of Technology, the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, the French-Mexican Laboratory of Informatics and Automatic Control and the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory.

I am member of the ACM and a fellow of the Mexican AMEXCOMP.

  • Big Data
  • Data Centric Systems
  • Service & Cloud Computing
  • Urban Computing
  • Data Visualization
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2013

    University of Grenoble, France

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2008

    UDLAP, Mexico

  • BE in Computer Systems Engineering, 2006

    UDLAP, Mexico


Scientific Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher
Jan 2020 – Jan 2021 France
Postdoctoral Researcher • HADAS database group
Jan 2019 – Jan 2020 France
Postdoctoral Researcher • LDE Centre for BOLD Cities
Jan 2018 – Jan 2019 The Netherlands
CONACyT Postdoctoral Fellow • Extream Computing Group
Jan 2015 – Dec 2017 Spain
Postdoctoral Researcher • Database Management group
Jan 2013 – Dec 2015 Mexico
PhD candidate • HADAS database group
Jan 2009 – Dec 2013 France

Awards & Honors

Scholarships, Grants & Scientific Recognitions

Scientific Recognitions

  • French CNU qualification (2020-2024)
  • Fellow Mexican National System of Investigators (SNI level C, since 2019)
  • Fellow Mexican Academy of Computer Science (AMEXCOMP, since 2016)

Scholarships & Fellowships

  • CONACyT Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016-2018, BSC, Spain)
  • CONACyT PhD scholarship (2009-2013, UGA, France)
  • CONACyT MSc scholarship (2006-2008, UDLAP, Mexico)

Mobility Grants

  • CONACyT mobility grant (2007-2008, LIG, France)
  • COST 2nd KEYSTONE school mobility grant (2016, CiTIUS, Spain)


  • Microsoft Data Science Award (2016)


News & announcements

10/2021Accepted paper ICSOC'21: “H-STREAM: Composing Microservices for Enacting Stream and Histories Analytics Pipelines
10/2021Publication of our book Innovative Applications in Smart Cities
05/2021Accepted paper DOING@ADBIS'21: “LACLICHEV Exploring the History of Climate Change in Latin America within Newspapers Digital Collections
02/2021Accepted paper DARLI-AP'21: “Towards human in the loop based query rewriting for exploring datasets
01/2021Accepted paper DOLAP'21: “goldMEDAL: A New Contribution to Data Lake Metadata Modeling
01/2021Invited talk ESILV: “Addressing Data Science Requirements in the Digital Humanities
11/2020Invited talk UATx: “Data Science for the Social Good” (video min. 58:30)
09/2020New website


Coordinator, Researcher and/or Research Engineer



Available in my Digital Footprint


Courses Lectured & Co-lectured

Big Data Management, Processing & Analytics

2017Big Data Analytics & VisualizationPRACE-BSCSpain
2016Big Data Visualization: Tools & TechniquesPRACE-BSCSpain
2016Big Data Analytics & VisualizationUdelaRUruguay
2015Big Data AnalyticsUdelaRUruguay
2013Cloud Data ManagementENSIMAGFrance
2013Map-Reduce FestENSIMAGFrance

Advanced Web Programming

2015Mobile, Network and Web Services programmingGrenoble-IUT2France
2014Web Programming: Languages and TechnologiesUPMFFrance
2013Digital MultimediaUPMFFrance


2018Data Processing and Querying at Scale using Big Data Analytics Stacks, Int. Supercomputing Conference in Mexico (ISUM'18)Mexico
2018Big Data Visualization, Barcelona Supercomputing CentreSpain
2017Visualizing Big Urban Data, 2nd French-Brazilian Summer School on Big Data & Smart Cities, IFRNBrazil


(Co) Supervision & Mentoring

PhD candidates

2021Mehrdad FarokhnejadU. Grenoble-Alpes France


2020Hugo Santillan VillicañaU. Autonoma de GuadalajaraMexico
2019Iris RuyschTU DelftThe Netherlands
2019Maysaa KhalilENSE3France
2018Irving Hernandez GallegosU. Autonoma de GuadalajaraMexico
2017Santiago Ruíz AnguloU. Autonoma de GuadalajaraMexico
2017Enrique Arriaga VarelaU. Autonoma de GuadalajaraMexico
2016Xiaohu TangU. of NanjingChina
2015Pedropablo Lopez AmayaU. Lyon 1France

Engineers & Undergrads

2019Clément QuéréIUT LannionFrance
2014Hélène BesançonENSIMAGFrance
2014Sylvain BouvetENSIMAGFrance
2014Cléa BrossardENSIMAGFrance
2014Thibaut FourrierENSIMAGFrance
2014Océane de LoitièreENSIMAGFrance
2014Bastien DrocourtENSIMAGFrance
2014Manon LucasENSIMAGFrance
2011Braulio Vaello TorregrosaENSIMAGFrance


Scientific Community Service

Chair & Organizer

BDA MDD summer schoolorganizer2020, 2018
LDE BOLD Cities Talksorganizer & chair2019, 2018
FR-BR School on Big Data and Smart Citiesorganizer2017, 2015
BSC & UAG-UdeG workshoporganizer & chair2017
BSC Doctoral symposiumchair2017
EDBT summer schoolorganizer2013
LIG-Sinergy Web Service seminarorganizer2010

Program Committee Member

IEEE CLOUDconference2022, 2021
DARLI-AP @ EDBTworkshop2022, 2021, 2020, 2019
STRAPS @ ICSOCworkshop2021, 2020
DSC @ AICCSAworkshop2019

External Reviewer

Future Generation Computer Systems2020, 2019
Computer Networks2020
Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing2019
Information Systems Frontiers2019
Computing2019, 2018
Computación y Sistemas2018, 2016
Data in Brief2017
Conference / Workshop
AICCSAconference2019, 2016
DaS @ ADBISworkshop2017
IKC KEYSTONEconference2016
ENCconference2010, 2009

Visited Places

Scientific & Cultural trips



CPE Lyon
LyonTech-La DOUA
43 blvd. 11 Novembre 1918
69616 Villeurbanne