Rachel Pottinger

Associate Professor & Associate Head of Undergraduate Program

Office
ICCS
345
Office Phone #
604-822-0436

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

The database community has brought tremendous advances to data management. However, the growing number of computer users, increasing amount of data, and proliferating data usage styles yield interesting new types of data that the community has not addressed. My research focuses on such unaddressed types of data. How can we help users better manage this inundation of data? How can we take techniques traditionally used to administer databases and help users manage all of their data, not just the data in databases? Can we then incorporate these solutions into traditional database technology?

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