Rachel Pottinger

Associate Professor

Office
ICCS
345
Office Phone #
604-822-0436
On leave Sept. 1 2020 - Sept. 1 2021

Academic Information

B.S., Computer Science, Duke University (1997); M.S., Computer Science, University of Washington (1999); Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Washington (2004); Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (2004 - 2012); Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (2012 - present).

Interests

Data is overwhelming us at an ever increasing rate.There are winners and losers in this computer-rich data-laden world. Those who have access to data and the training that they need to use it can do things beyond the wildest dreams of 20 years ago. Those who have neither risk being left behind.  My research centers on making sure that data is more useful and accessible to more and more people. In particular, the key focus of my research has been helping those who struggle to explore, process, interpret, and generally understand their data.

Selected Publications

Zainab Zolaktaf, Mostafa Milani, and Rachel Pottinger.Facilitating SQL Query Composition and Analysis. ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD). 2020. 209-224.

Puyan A. Zadeh, Lan Wei, Arianne Dee, Rachel Pottinger, and Sheryl Staub-French. BIM CityGML Data Integration for Modern Urban Challenges. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon). 24 (2019). pp. 318-340.

Omar AlOmeir, Eugenie Yujing Lai, Mostafa Milani, and Rachel Pottinger. Omar AlOmeir, Eugenie Yujing Lai, Mostafa Milani, and Rachel Pottinger. Summarizing Provenance of Aggregate Results in Relational Databases. Short paper in the International Conference on Data Engineering. 2021. To appear

Research Interests

data management and mining

Research Groups

DMM: Data Management and Mining Lab
CAIDA: Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making & Action
DFP: Designing for People Cluster

Latest Courses

2019 Winter

CPSC 100 - Computational Thinking

2018 Winter

CPSC 504 - Data Management

2017 Winter

CPSC 304 - Introduction to Relational Databases
CPSC 100 - Computational Thinking

2016 Winter

CPSC 100 - Computational Thinking