Rachel Pottinger

I'm an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of British Columbia (in Vancouver) where I am affilated with the Data Management and Mining group.


My research centers on (1) how data can be managed in situations where there are multiple databases and (2) how to manage data that is currently not well supported by databases. To that end, my students and I are currently exploring a number of topics, including: Information about some of these topics can be found by looking at my publications.


One of the great things about this job is that I get to work with a great group of students (see the list below). If you're interested in becoming a prospective graduate student in my group, please start with the information here.

Current Students and Postdocs

Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni and first positions post graduation

Undergraduate alumni and first position post graduation


I am helping develop a new course on Computational Thinking, which is slated to be offered for the first time in September 2016.

Courses taught:

On the personal side of life, I'm married to Steve Wolfman and the mother of Naomi and Eleanor. You can also find a bit about my personal history, or see my CV.

Rachel Pottinger
E-mail Address: rap [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca
Office Location: ICICS/CS 345
Phone: (604)822-0436
Postal/Courier address:
The Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4