Dr. Kristin Tufte


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


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

About Me...

Data is powerful. My work and research focuses on the human-centered usage of data and technology. My passion is using data and technology is in service of people, especially those in traditionally under-served communities.

The effective use of data, especially 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 innovation.

I'm involved in a variety of projects. Our use cases focus on equity, reslience (especially climate change) and safety.

Current Course: Cloud & Cluster Data Management

CS 410/510 Cloud and Cluster Data Management - Fall 2018
Cloud & Cluster Piazza Signup link

Projects I work on...

PUDL The Portland Urban Data Lake (PUDL) pilot will collect, store integrate, and analyze data from a variety of sources to provide a foundation for data-driven decision making for the City of Portland. Supported by City of Portland.

PREPHub An earthquake resilience project in conjunction with City of Portland, PGE and MIT.

PORTAL The regional transportation data archive for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. Portal is supported by Metro, RTC and TREC with previous support from NSF, FHWA and OTREC.

Regional Smart Cities Action Plan A Smart Region is one that collaborates to improve people’s lives using data and technology for informed decision-making to address regional goals related to equity, safety, affordability, sustainability, resilience, economic vitality, and public health.

IQ The Portland Innovation Quadrant is a community of innovators, educators, and creators, all committed to solving problems and designing products that move the world ahead.

NITC CV Platform Installing the MMITSS Connected Vehicle system on the Portland Streetcar. Joint with University of Arizona.

Agile Data Integration for Air Quality and Transportation Novel data integration techniques for dynamically combining diverse data sources.

Some Projects I have worked on...

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

S-Store . A collaboration with MIT and Brown through the Intel ISTC-Big Data that developed a stream processing system with transactional capabilities. Supported by the Intel ISTC-BD.

Niagara A data stream processing system.

Paradise A Parallel Object-Relational Database System. Sold to NCR Corporation.

Courses I Teach...

Intro to Databases

Introduction to relational databases. CS 486/586.

Database Implementation

Database implementation. CS 487/487.

Cloud and Cluster Database Management


Activities...

Conferences & Workshops...

Presentations, Publications

You can look at: DBLP, theTRID database or google scholar.