Contact Information

CS Department
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

richwest @

Tel: +1-617-353-2065


Selected Projects


Some of the material in the projects listed above relates to research that is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 0615153, 0205294, 0202067, 0720464 and 1117025. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


I've had the fortune to work with many collaborators outside Boston University. Thanks to Intel for additional support for my research and discussions about x86 systems. Thanks to Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, MA, for many fruitful collaborations and funding support on SBIR and STTR grants. Thanks to Drako Motors for its generous support and insights into automotive systems. Thanks also to VMware, especially the resource management team, for patent ideas, publications and research collaborations on hypervisors, multicore cache management and other topics related to virtual machine software.

NSF Intel Drako Motors
VMware, Inc. Charles River Analytics