Contact Information

CS Department
Boston University
665 Commonwealth Ave
CDS 736
Boston, MA 02215

richwest @

Tel: +1-617-353-2065

BOSS Group

The Quest
                Operating System


Research Interests

Are you interested in building things?

Old Research Groups


Bio / Curriculum Vitae


    Current Advisees:

    Miscellaneous Students Past and Present Working on Related Research and/or Co-advised:

    Former Advisees:

        *Co-advisor with Professor Hongwei Xi
        NB: Positions in parentheses are given at the time of completion of study at BU, or what is most-recently known.

General Interests


"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

Room 101