Research Assistant Professor, Departments of Computer Science, Smart Cities Liaison, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University

Dr. Kristin Tufte is a transportation data management expert with 25 years of experience in data management and 10 years of experience in transportation data. Dr. Tufte is actively involved in Portland’s Smart Cities work, particularly in regional Smart Cities coordination; Dr. Tufte was the data lead on the City of Portland’s Smart Cities proposal. Dr. Tufte has collaborated closely with transportation agencies in the Portland-Vancouver area for the past ten years and directs PORTAL — the regional transportation data archive. Dr. Tufte is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Urban Data Committee, co-chairing its Urban Big Data subcommittee, the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH) Steering Committee, the MetroLab Mobility Lab and the Portland Global Cities Team Challenge Action Cluster. Dr. Tufte has a PhD in Database Management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Tufte’s passion is using data and technology to change people’s lives, especially those in traditionally underserved communities.