Dr. Kristin Tufte

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science &
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

Office: 115-09 FAB (CS)
email: tufte [at] pdx.edu


Smart Cities - Open Data and Urban Analytics:
Data can be powerful. My work and research focuses on applying data and technology to improve people's lives.

Urban Analytics uses data to provide graphics and visualizations for use by decision makers and citizens alike. We will be exploring the use of Twitter Heron for real-time urban analytics over Smart Cities data, starting with data in the PORTAL data archive. Our use cases focus on equity, reslience (especially climate change) and safety.

Open Data Open data can help governments make better, more equitable decisions, can improve the transparency of those decisions to help build trust with the community and to provide opportunities for innovations. Open data requires standardized specifications and the ability to combine a variety of different data sets, particularly geo-spatial data sets. With open data, anyone can innovate - improving the quality and quantity of innovation as well as providing opportunities to innovate.

Smart City Challenge: Ubiquitous Mobility for Portland
UB Mobile PDX Video

PORTAL: PORTAL is the regional transportation data archive for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. Since 2004, PORTAL has archived multi-modal transportation-related data to provide a resource for local agencies and students. PORTAL provides tools for analysis of traffic and transit data to support operations, planning and performance measures. Portal is supported by Metro, RTC and TREC with previous support from NSF, FHWA and OTREC.

S-Store: S-Store is a collaboration with MIT and Brown through the Intel ISTC-Big Data. We are developing a stream processing system with transactional capabilities. The system was demo'd at VLDB 2014 in September, 2014 and as part of the BigDawg Polystore demo at VLDB 2015, September, 2015. This project is supported by the Intel ISTC-BD.

Current Courses

Intro to Databases - Fall 2017

Intro to Db - Fall 2017 - Tufte
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Conferences & Workshops

Presentations, Publications

A full list of my computer science publications can be found here. Please note that I also publish in the transportation domain. Those papers can generally be found in the TRB TRID database.

Prior Courses

Database Implementation
CS 487/587 Database Implentation - Winter 2017
CS 487/587 Database Implementation - Spring 2016 ( Piazza signup link)
CS 487/587 Database System Implementation - Winter 2015
CS 487/587 Database System Implementation - Spring 2014
CS 410/510 Database System Implementation - Fall 2012

Cloud Computing
CS 410/510 Cloud and Cluster Data Management - Winter 2016
CS 410/510 Cloud and Cluster Data Management - Spring 2015
CS 410/510 Cloud Computing - Winter 2014
CS 410/510 Cloud Computing - Spring 2013

Data Streams
CS 410-510 Data Streams

Contact Information
email:   tufte [at] pdx.edu
US Mail:
            Department of Computer Science
            P.O. Box 751
            Portland State University
            Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: (503) 725-2419