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Dr. David Maier

maier at pdx dot edu

(503) 725 2406

Dept. of Computer Science

Portland State University

PO Box 751

Portland, OR  97207-0751


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 115-09

Portland, OR 97201

Current Travel Schedule:


Maseeh Professor Emeritus of Emerging Technologies

Department of Computer Science
Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science
Portland State University

Joint appointments:

Visiting Professor, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, OHSU

Recent Courses:

CS 486/586 Introduction to Database Management Systems Fall 2018

CS 410/510 Cloud and Cluster Data Management Fall 2021

CS 669 Scholarship Skills Winter 2022

Contribute to the Richard Kieburtz Memorial Graduate Fellowship.


I was a General Chair for the 2020 SIGMOD/PODS Conference, in (virtual) Portland, Oregon.

I am part of the Data and Information Management Laboratory (Datalab) at PSU.

The Database Reading Group has been meeting more or less weekly for about 35 years, first at OGI and now at PSU. We have suspended meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. (The group has been on hiatus during the pandemic, but might resume in winter of 2023, perhaps on a semi-weekly basis.)

Research areas I work in include:


Portland State was a participant in the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data

·         The Three C’s of Big Data Applications

·         Toward a Common Programming Model for Big Data

·         ISTC—Big Data


Slides for tutorial on Dataspaces (with Alon Halevy) from VLDB 2008

·         Day 1

·         Day 2

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1978

My Vita

Publication List:

My list of publications from Michael Ley's DBLP bibliography server at University of Trier, Germany. Last I checked, I have 403 co-authors.


Citation list at Google Scholar.

Co-author graph at Microsoft Research (requires Silverlight).



My Advice to Mid-Career Researchers: Deciding What Not to Do.


Check out: Datalog: Concepts, History and Outlook, David Maier, Tunkay Tekle, Michael Kifer, David S. Warren


The best paper I never published.


Online scanned version of The Theory of Relational Databases.

Winning CIDR Jeopardy (January 2007), Jim Gray, scorekeeper. [Photo courtesy of Hamid Pirahesh]

Fun Stuff


Last updated 18 March 2024