He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2002, University of Salamanca - USAL), a B.A in Audiovisual Communication (2007) and a B.A in Humanities (2008). He works as Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the USAL and he is a researcher of the GRIAL Group.
He is the leader of the visual analytics research group, which has carried out several research projects related to various domains related to big data problems, including bioinformatics, paleoclimatology and digital humanities (collaborations with the Real Academia Española and Austrian Academy of Science). He has proposed and developed several highly interactive visual analytics tools that tackle the problem of understanding complex and vast datasets by integrating the cognitive capabilities of the domain experts with specific machine learning and data mining techniques suitable for the problem at hand.
Since 2012 he is the coordinator of the PhD Programme on Computer Engineering and of the Master on Intelligent Systems (both at the University of Salamanca).