Kristin Tufte

Assistant Professor - Research
Department of Computer Science
Portland State University

Dr. Kristin Tufte has over 25 years experience in data architecture and data management system design and performance and 15 years experience in transportation data management. Dr. Tufte directs PORTAL — a 17TB archive of freeway, transit and traffic signal data which provides visualizations of performance measures for transportation professionals. Dr. Tufte was on teams that implemented two groundbreaking data management systems — a parallel geo-spatial data management system sold to NCR corporation and a data stream management system — technologies from both systems are now commonplace in the data management industry. In addition to her research work, Dr. Tufte teaches data management courses at Portland State University.