Erick Cuenca
Professor Researcher in Data Visualization

About me

Erick Cuenca

Erick is a professor at Yachay Tech University, Ecuador in the Department of Computer Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus on data analysis and visualization. He is especially interested in getting insight from time-space-oriented data, social media data, and graph model information.

In 2019, Erick was a postdoctoral researcher at UCLouvain University, Belgium. Erick's research focused on proposing several approaches to understand the temporal and spatial aspects of the data. He was a member of the INGI department at the ICTEAM institute.

In 2018, Erick defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Montpellier, France, where he was a member of the ADVANSE team at the LIRMM laboratory. His thesis work focuses on dynamic and complex data modeled by time series and graphs, respectively.


I am professor of Algorithms and Operating Systems courses.

  • 2020-2022 Computational Approaches for the Analysis of Urban Mobility Data. (STIC-AmSud)
  • 2020-2021 Analysis of the economic impact of digital information disseminated by the Ecuadorian Army using big data techniques.
  • 2019-2023 New approaches to understanding and modelling global migration trends. (Horizon)
  • 2020 Yacine Morakeb. National High School Of Informatic ESI, Algeria. La visualisation de trajectoires spatio-temporelles sur Twitter. (together with Samiha Fadloun, ESI)
  • 2020 Brian Corella. Yachay Tech University, Ecuador. Using big data techniques to measure the performance of professional basketball teams.
  • 2020 Steven Brito. Yachay Tech University, Ecuador. Mobile application to buy-sell products and food on the YachayTech campus.


University of Montpellier, France. (Manuscript: )

University of Montpellier, France. (Mémoire: )



MultiStream is a visual platform developed to facilitate the analysis of multiple time series. This approach facilitates the exploration and comparison of time series evolution at different levels of granularity through interactive visual components.

Case uses: Sentiment analysis in tweets, music genre evolution.


VERTIGo is a visual platform for the analysis of complex data containing different types of relations and modeled in the form of multilayer graphs. VERTIGo allows define a multilayer graph, and then interactively search and explore all occurrences of that graph in a large dataset.

Case uses: DBLP author and Panama papers networks.
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USports is an interactive application allowing to navigate and highlight the most relevant information at sports events, such as the total number of tweets, popular hashtags, users interactions, and stats (e.g., goals, attacks, offside, yellow/red cards, etc.).

Case uses: Champions League 2019, Copa America 2019, and more.


Erick Cuenca, Arnaud Sallaberry, Dino Ienco, and Pascal Poncelet. "VERTIGo: a Visual Platform for Querying and Exploring Large Multilayer Networks". IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), (to appear). 2021. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3067820


Víctor Cuenca, Myriam Urbina, Arcenio Córdova, and Erick Cuenca. "Use and Impact of Big Data in Organizations". In Proceedings of the XV Multidisciplinary International Congress on Science and Technology (CIT), pp. 147-161, 2020. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-68083-1_12


Erick Cuenca, Arnaud Sallaberry, Florence Ying Wang, and Pascal Poncelet. "MultiStream: A Multiresolution Streamgraph Approach to Explore Hierarchical Time Series". IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 24(12): 3160-3173. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2796591

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Erick Cuenca, Arnaud Sallaberry, Dino Ienco, and Pascal Poncelet. "Visual Querying of Large Multilayer Graphs". In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Data Base Management (SSDBM), pp. 32:1–32:4, 2018. doi: 10.1145/3221269.3223027


Yves Mercadier, Jérôme Azé, Sandra Bringay, Viviane Clavier, Erick Cuenca, Cécille Paganelli, Pascal Poncelet, and Arnaud Sallaberry. "#AIDS Analyse Information Dangers Sexualité : caractériser les discours à propos du VIH dans les médias sociaux". In Proceedings of the 29th French Knowledge Engineering Conference (IC), pp. 71-86, 2018.


Erick Cuenca, Arnaud Sallaberry, Dino Ienco, and Pascal Poncelet. In Poster session of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference (IEEE VIS), Berlin, Germany, October 2018.

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Erick Cuenca, Arnaud Sallaberry, Florence Ying Wang, and Pascal Poncelet. In Poster session of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference (IEEE VIS), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, October 2017.

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Yachay Tech Seminar's, Urcuquí, Ecuador, February 2020.

ICTEAM-INGI Seminar's, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, February 2019.

Presentation session of the AMIS research group, Montpellier, France, February 2018.

Visualizing Hierarchical Time Series with a Focus+Context Approach

Les Hivernales Pro du Numérique, Montpellier, France, January 2018.

Sesión de capacitación del VIII Encuentro Internacional de Investigadores del Grupo de Trabajo Nieves y Hielos (GTNH) de América Latina del PHI-UNESCO, Quito, Ecuador, September 2009.

Academic Services

DSAA 2017, 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, 1 paper.

CITT 2017, 3rd International Conference on Technology Trends, 3 papers.

Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Investigación, Red Internacional sobre enseñanza de la investigación (RISEI).

TIC.EC 2018, VI Ecuadorian Congress of Information Technologies and Communication.

CITT 2018, 4th International Conference on Technology Trends.

ICAT 2019 , 1st International Conference on Applied Technologies.

IC 2016, 27es Journeés francophones d'Ingénierie des Connaissances.

Professional and research experiences

Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Researcher of new analytic tools that help to understand migratory trends. Development of interactive visual applications that exploit the multidimensional aspects of the data.

Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Information Technology course. In charge of practical workshops on the development of multilayer web projects.

Jul. 2015 - Nov. 2018

Research on the data visual analysis domain. Development and implementation of web and desktop applications to analyze the temporal dimension of data and model its complex relations in graphs.

Feb. 2015 - Jun. 2015

Research, development, and implementation of a web application for the visual analysis of information extracted from twitter.


Development of improvements in the performance and services of the INTER-WAG application.

Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2013

Development of distributed applications in several technological projects (IESS, BIESS, and Movistar). Implementation of technologies and database migrations.

Oct. 2009 - Dec. 2011

Development of applications and databases to automate processes in meteorological stations. Digitization of meteorological records.

Mar. 2005 - Sept. 2009

Head of the IT department. In charge of data processing, database creation, software development/adaptation. Development of the NIEVE and BALACCESS platforms for the analysis of meteorological and glaciological data.