Víctor Cuevas-Vicenttín is a postdoctoral researcher working as part of DataONE's Scientific Workflows and Provenance Working Group. Supported by the University of New Mexico and based at the University of California at Davis under the mentorship of Prof. Bertram Ludäscher, his research efforts focus on supporting data provenance, i.e., information about the origin, context, and derivation of data. Data provenance is crucial in computationally-enabled science and closely related to one if its main tools, scientific workflows, since it facilitates the repeatability and examination of scientific experiments. His work involves developing techniques to model, manage, query, and search provenance data; focused but not limited to scientific workflows.
He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Grenoble, France in 2011. Previous to his involvement with DataONE he worked on research projects addressing scientific data integration and query processing in dynamic environments. His research interests also include databases, service-oriented computing, and logic programming.