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]


Smart Cities - Open Data and Urban Analytics:
Data can be a powerful tool for democratization. My work and research focuses on applying data technologies to help improve people's lives. Open Data Open data can help governments make better, more equitable decisions, can improve the transparency of those decisions helping build trust with the community and can provide opportunities for innovations to improve the quantity and quality of our innovations as well as to provide opportunities to innovate to everyone. Urban Analytics uses that data to provide graphics and visualizations for use by decision makers and citizens alike.

Smart City Challenge: Ubiquitous Mobility for Portland

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.


Conferences & Workshops

Presentations and 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 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]
US Mail:
            Department of Computer Science
            P.O. Box 751
            Portland State University
            Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: (503) 725-2419