Contact Information

CS Department
Boston University
111 Cummington St
Boston, MA 02215
USA

richwest @ cs.bu.edu

Tel: +1-617-353-2065


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The Quest
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Go West, Young Man

I come from the UK, and was once accused of having a cocky Cockney accent, yet I was actually born far away from the sound of the Bow Bells. I grew up in Derby (pronounced Darbi), where people are allegedly "strong in the arm and thick in the head", although if you ask Yorkshire people, they probably think that applies to them instead! Still, the city of Derby played a major part in the industrial revolution, and has a proud history with a (once) fine football team known as the Rams. It is home to the first silk mill in England, the last remaining train manufacturer in the UK, and Rolls Royce aero-engines.

After a few detours around England, first in Newcastle and then in the south, I set off West to discover the world wasn't flat after all. After all these years, my primary focus is trying to work out what I'm doing with my life, and how I landed on Mars. In my spare time, when I'm not trying to get back to earth, or tackle all the failings of mankind from the comfort of my armchair, I exercise my curiosity in a few trivial pursuits as outlined below.

Research Interests

Are you interested in building things?

Research Groups

Professional Services

Education

Bio / Curriculum Vitae

Students

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        *Co-advisor with Professor Hongwei Xi

General Interests

Footnote

"What's more important,
The method or the result?
In science surely it's the method.

What's more important,
The truth or glory?
In science surely it's the truth
...but in computer science?"

Q: Why is it difficult to spot a great researcher?
A: Because they're always probing around in the dark


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