Faculty Profile

Ruth West

Title
Professor
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Professor
Biological Sciences
College of Science

    

Education

MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002.
Major: Design|Media Arts
MA, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California, 1990.
Major: Clinical Psychology
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983.
Major: Microbiology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 3030.501, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Spring 2022
ADES 5520.501, Methods Employed by Design Researchers, Spring 2022
INFO 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2022
ASTU 3030.502, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ADES 5510.001, Processes and Methodology for Innovation, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 3030.501, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 3030.502, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3996.702, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2021
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Spring 2021
ASTU 3030.501, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 3030.502, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3996.003, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2020
CSCE 4940.824, Special Computer Application Problem, Fall 2020
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Fall 2020
ASTU 3030.501, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CSCE 4890.724, Directed Study, Spring 2020
ASTU 3030.502, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 4940.824, Special Computer Application Problem, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Fall 2018
ADES 4900.009, Special Problems, Spring 2018
CSCE 5900.824, Special Problems, Fall 2017
CSCE 5934.824, Directed Study, Spring 2017
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Spring 2017
CSCE 5900.824, Special Problems, Fall 2016
ASTU 5000.754, Topics in Studio Art, Fall 2016
ASTU 4000.754, Topics in Studio Practice, Fall 2016
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Spring 2016
ASTU 5000.504, Topics in Studio Art, Spring 2016 SPOT
ASTU 4000.504, Topics in Studio Practice, Spring 2016 SPOT
ASTU 5000.504, Topics in Studio Art, Fall 2015 SPOT
ASTU 4000.504, Topics in Studio Practice, Fall 2015 SPOT
ART 4910.754, Special Problems, Spring 2015
CSCE 5900.817, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ASTU 5000.502, Topics in Studio Art, Spring 2015
ASTU 4000.502, Topics in Studio Practice, Spring 2015
ASTU 5450.501, New Media Studio, Fall 2014
ART 4900.754, Special Problems, Fall 2014
ART 4900.754, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2014
ART 5900.754, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
ART 4900.754, Special Problems, Spring 2014
SLIS 6900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2014

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
West, R., Mendelowitz, E., Thomas, Z., Poovey, C., Hillard, L., Wang, L., Malina, R. (2020). Immersive Rendering and Sonification of Large Scale Antarctic Astronomy Data in Virtual Reality: The Making of INSTRUMENT | One Antarctic Night. Other. International Science Council: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.
West, R. (2020). Generative and machine creativity: Is AI in the Arts and Design Evolution of “Artistic Intelligence” or Rupture?. Other. College Art Association Annual Conference.
Boldon, A., West, R. (2018). Cities As Labs For Innovation Tackling Global Challenges: Transdisciplinarity And The Future Of The University. Other. College Art Association.
Boldon, A., West, R., Rudin, T., Kahane, M. (2017). Cities as Labs for Innovation Tackling Global Challenges: Transdiciplinarity and the Future of the University. Other. A2RU National Conference, Boston.
Alpert, C. L., Liarakos, C. D., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Punyasena, S. W., Winter, J., Kner, P., West, R., Burnett, A., Rosa-Molinar, E. (2015). When Experts Collide: Driving Cross-Cutting Innovation in Bio-Imaging & Informatics. Other. AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science.
West, R., Malina, R., Diamond, S., Lapointe, F. J. (2015). Challenges, Best Practices, and the Future of Transdisciplinary Collaboration in Media Art, Science and Technology. Other. Media Art Histories - Re-Create: Theories, Methods and Practices of Research-Creation in the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.
Holloway, M., Grimm, C., West, R., Sowell, R. (2014). New York, NY: ACM SIGGRAPH.
West, R., Halley, A., Gordon, D., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Pless, R. (2013). Collaborative Rephotography. ACM SIGGRAPH.
West, R., Lewis, J., Burke, J., Mendelowitz, E., Kerfeld, C. (2013). High-Dimensional Calligraphic Visualization of DNA and Protein Sequences. Other. ACM / Eurographics EXPRESSIVE Conference.
West, R., Margolis, T., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Pless, R. (2012). Seeing The Forest Through the Trees: Augmenting Urban Forest Monitors through Socially Mediated Citizen Science. Other.
Dolinsky, M., Jackie, M., Ruzanko, S., Shaw, C., West, R. (2009). VR and Art: Hyp-er-Reality?. Other.
Fong, L., Chen, R., West, R., Wong, M., Lamont, S., Gupta, A., Martone, M. E. (2006). Image Annotation for Electron Tomogrphic Data. 4th International Congress on Electron Tomography. Peer reviewed conference abstract.. 4th International Congress on Electron Tomography.
Fong, L., Chen, L., West, R., Wong, M., Lamont, S., Gupta, A., Martone, M. E. (2006). OntoQuest: A Dynamic Knowledge Base for Neuroscience. Neuroscience Conference Proceedings. Peer reviewed conference abstract. Neuroscience Conference Proceedings.
West, R., Fong, L., Chen, L., Wong, M., Lamont, S., Gupta, A., Martone, M. (2006). Image Annotation for Electron Tomographic Data. 4th International Congress on Electron Tomography.
Martone, M., West, R., Fong, L., Chen, L., Wong, M., Lamont, S., Gupta, A. (2006). OntoQuest: A Dynamic Knowledge Base for Neuroscience. Neuroscience Conference Proceedings.
West, R., Burke, J., Kerfeld, C., Mendelowitz, E., Holton, T., Lewis, J. P., Drucker, E., Yan, W. (2004). Ecce Homology. Design and Visual Communications Sketches. ACM SIGGRAPH.
Book
West, R. (2014). Leonardo eBook, MIT Press. http://http://synthbioart.texashats.org
Book Chapter
West, R., Lovejoy, M., Paul, C., Vesna, V. (2010). Working With Wetware: Biology and an Expressive Context. Context Providers: Conditions Of Meaning In Media Arts. Intellect Books.
Catalogue Essay
West, R. (2017). 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Art Papers Program/Art Gallery Catalog Introductory Essay. Other. 50(4), 356-359. Leonardo Journal / 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Special Issue, MIT Press.
Co-Editor, Journal Issue
West, R., Burbano, A. (2020). AI, Arts & Design. Other. Artnodes Journal. (26), . Barcelona: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. https://artnodes.uoc.edu/
Conference Proceeding
O'Neil-Dune, J., MacFaden, S., West, R., Pless, R. (2014). GEOBIA Approaches to Geospaital Data Fusion. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics. 3(25), 493-498.
West, R., Halley, A., Gordon, D., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Pless, R. (2013). Collaborative Rephotography. Other. 40th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
West, R., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Pless, R. (2013). Dynamic Virtual Ecologies: Augmenting Re-photography for Spanning Scales from Cities to Trees.. SPIE: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality.
West, R., Malina, R., Lewis, J., Gresham-Lancaster, S., Borsani, A., Merlo, B., Wang, L. (2013). DataRemix: Designing the DataMade Through ArtScience Collaboration. Other. Atlanta, Georgia: Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program.
West, R., Margolis, T., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Mendelowitz, E., Tucek, J., Pless, R. (2012). Blending Participatory Culture and Urban Ecology: Experiments in Collaborative Imaging for Urban Forest Monitoring. Other. ISEA.
West, R., O'Neil-Dune, J., Pless, R. (2012). Mapping the Green Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities. Other.
Mun, M., Reddy, S., Shilton, K., Yau, N., Burke, J., Estrin, D., Hansen, M., Howard, E., West, R., Boda, P. (2009). PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, as a Platform for Participatory Sensing Systems Research.. Other. 55 - 68. Mobisys 2009: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference On Mobile Systems, Applications And Services.
West, R., Lewis, J., Margolis, T., Schulze, J., Gossmann, J., Tenedorio, D., Singh, R. (2009). Multiscale Meta Shape  Grammar  Objects Visualizing Global Ocean Sampling Expedition Metagenomics Sequences. ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Information Aesthetics Program.
Gossmann, J., Hackbarth, B., West, R., Margolis, T., Lewis, J., Mostafavi, I. (2008). Sclable Auditory Data Signatures for Discovery Oriented Browsing in an Expressive Context. Other. Paris: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display.
Fong, L. L., Larson, S. D., Gupta, A., Condit, C., Bug, W. J., Chen, L., West, R., Lamont, S., Terada, M., Martone, M. E. (2007). An Ontology-Driven Knowledge Environment for Subcellular Neuroanatomy. OWL: Experiences and Directions, Innsbruck, Austria, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-258/
West, R., Lewis, J., Mostafavi, I., Sosinsky, G., Martone, M. (2007). Shape Priors by Kernel Density Modeling of PCA Residual Structure. 4, 333-336. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.
Lewis, J. P., Mostafavi, I., Sosinsky, G., Martone, M. E., West, R. (2007). Shape Priors by Kernel Density Modeling of PCA Residual Structure.. 4, 333 - 336. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.
West, R., Fong, L., Larson, S., Gupta, A., Condit, C., Bug, W., Chen, L., Lamont, S., Terada, M., Martone, M. (2007). An Ontology-Driven Knowledge Environment for Subcellular Neuroanatomy. Innsbruck: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-258/
West, R., Burke, J., Kerfeld, C., Mendelowitz, E., Holton, T., Lewis, J. P., Drucker, E., Yan, W. (2004). In silico v1.0: A Discovery Based Model For Art-Science Collaboration.. College Art Association.
West, R., Burke, J., Kerfeld, C., Mendelowitz, E., Holton, T., Lewis, J., Drucker, E., Yan, W. (2004). Ecce Homology. Design and Visual Communications: Sketches. Other.
West, R. (1995). Addressing Cultural Diversity: A Model For Interpreter Services. Baltimore, Maryland: American Hospital Association - Society For Ambulatory Care Professionals.
Korenberg, J. R., Pulst, S. M., West, R., Kojis, T. (1989). Physical Mapping of DNA Sequences Linked to Familial Alzheimer Disease.. American Academy of Neurology.
West, R., Korenberg, J., Pulst, S., Kojis, T. (1989). Physical Mapping of DNA Sequences Linked to Familial Alzheimer Disease. American Academy of Neurology.
Pulst, S. M., Korenberg, J. R., Pribyl, T., Steward, G. S., Tanzi, R. E., Van Broekhoven, C., West, R., Kojis, T. (1988). Chromosome 21 Physical Map: Familial Alzheimer-linked DNA Sequences Cluster in a Probable Hot Spot of Recombination.. 43(A156), . American Journal of Human Genetics.
Korenberg, J. R., Pulst, S. M., Kawashima, H., Ikeuchi, T., Yamamoto, K., West, R., Schonberg, S. A., Epstein, C. J. (1988). Down Syndrome With Normal Chromosomes: The Genes for Superoxide Dismutase and the Amyloid Precursor Protein Are Not Duplicated. 36(404A), . Washington, D.C.: American Federation for Clinical Research.
Korenberg, J. R., Pulst, S. M., Kawashima, H., Ikeuchi, T., Yamamoto, K., Ogasawara, N., Schonberg, S. A., West, R., Kojis, T., Epstein, C. J. (1988). Familial Down Syndrome With Normal Karyotype: Molecular Definition of the Region. 43(A110), . American Journal Of Human Genetics.
West, R., Korenberg, J., Pulst, S., Kawashima, H., Ikeuchi, T., Yamamoto, K., Ogasawara, N., Schonberg, S., Kojis, T., Epstein, C. (1988). Familial Down Syndrome With Normal Karyotype: Molecular Definition of the Region. American Journal of Human Genetics. 43, .
Korenberg, J. R., Pulst, S. M., West, R. (1988). The Alzheimer Precursor Protein Gene maps to Chromosome 21 sub-bands q21.15 - q21.2.. American Association of Neurology.
West, R., Korenberg, J., Pulst, S., Kawashima, H., Ikeuchi, T., Yamamoto, K., Schonberg, S., Epstein, C. (1988). Down Syndrome With Normal Chromosomes: The Genes for Superoxide Dismutase and the Amyloid Precursor Protein Are Not Duplicated. 36, 404A. Washington D.C,: American Federation for Clinical Research.
West, R., Pulst, S., Korenberg, J. (1988). The Alzheimer Precursor Protein Gene maps to Chromosome 21 sub-bands. American Association of Neurology.
Lusis, A. J., West, R., Mehrabian, M., Reuben, M. A., Le Bouef, R. C., Kapstein, J. S., Johnson, D. F., Schumaker, V. N., Yuhasz, M. P., Schotz, M. C., Elovson, J. (1985). Cloning and Expression of Apolipoprotein B, the Major Protein of Low and Very Low Density Lipoproteins. 44(5548), . Anaheim, California: Proceedings Federation of American Scientists and Experimental Biologists.
West, R., Lusis, A., Mehrabian, M., Reuben, M., Le Bouef, R., Kapstein, J., Johnson, D., Schumaker, V., Yuhasz, M., Schotz, M., Elovson, J. (1985). Cloning and Expression of Apolipoprotein B, the Major Protein of Low and Very Low Density Lipoproteins. 44(5548), . Proceedings Federation of American Scientists and Experimental Biologists.
Lusis, A. J., Ruene, K., Metza, R., West, R., LeBoeuf, R. C. (1984). Regulation of Apolipoprotein E Gene Expression in the Mouse. St. Louis, Missouri: American Society of Biological Chemists.
West, R., Lusis, A., Reue, K., Metza, L., Le Bouef, R. (1984). Regulation of Apolipoprotein E Gene Expression in the Mouse. Other. American Society of Biological Chemists.
Editorial Committee - eBOOK
Bureaud, A., Malina, R. F., West, R. (2014). Meta-Life. Biotechnologies, Synthetic Biology, ALife and the Arts. MIT Press. http://synthbioart.texashats.org/about/
Journal Article
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C., West, R., Sanchez, C. (2021). Developing and Validating a Computer-Based Training Tool for Inferring 2D Cross-Sections of Complex 3D Structures. Human Factors.
West, R., Burbano, A. (2020). Editorial. AI, Arts & Design: Questioning Learning Machines. Other. (26), . Barcelona: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
West, R., Johnson, V., Yeh, I., Thomas, Z., Tarlton, M., Mendelowitz, E. (2018). Experiencing a Slice of the Sky: Immersive Rendering and Sonification of Antarctic Astronomy Data. Other. IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2018.
Parola, M. J., West, R., Herrington, R., Adams, C., Beyer, M., Davis, B., Hays, K., Hillard, L., Kajihara, M., Khoja, Z., Lane, B., LIgon, N., Poyser, D., Thyagarajan, G., Starkweather, J., (2018). From Being There to Feeling Real: The Effect of Real World Expertise on Presence in Virtual Environments. Other. IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2018.
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C. M., West, R. (2017). Inferring Cross-sections of 3D Objects: A 3D Spatial Ability Test Instrument for 3D Volume Segmentation. Other. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '17).
West, R., Kajihara, M., Parola, M., Hays, K., Hillard, L., Carlew, A., Deutsch, J., Holloway, M., Lane, B., John, B. `., Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C. (2016). Eliciting Tacit Expertise in 3D Volume Segmentation. Other. 59-66. ACM Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction.
Parola, M. J., West, R., Johnson, S. B. (2016). Turning Presence Inside-Out: MetaNarratives. Other. Society of Imaging Science and Technology.
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C. M., West, R., Parola, M. J., Kajihara, M., Deutsch, J., Carlew, A., Yates, D. (2016). Where do experts look while doing 3D image segmentation. Other. 171-174. ACM Proceedings of Ninth Biennial ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications.
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C. M., West, R. (2016). How experts' mental model affects 3D image segmentation. Other. 1. ACM Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '16). http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2931002.2948718
West, R., Malina, R., Lewis, J., Gresham-Lancaster, S., Borsani, A., Merlo, B., Wang, L. (2015). DataRemix: Designing the Datamade. Other. 48(5), . Leonardo Journal, MIT Press.
West, R., Parola, M. J., Jaycen, A. R., Lueg, C. P. (2015). Embodied Information Behaviors, Mixed Reality and Big Data. Other. 9392(13), . SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics.
Holloway, M., Sanandaji, A., Yates, D., Sowell, R., Krigger, A., West, R., Grimm, C. M. (2015). Guided Structure-Aligned Segmentation of Volumetric Data. Other. 307-317. Springer International Publishing.
O'Neil-Dunne, J., MacFaden, S., West, R., Pless, R. (2014). South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics. 3(25), 493-498.
West, R., Margolis, T., Prudhomme, A., Schulze, J. P., Gossmann, J., Singh, R., Mostafavi, I. (2014). Scalable metadata environments (MDE): artistically- impelled immersive environments for large-scale data exploration. SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics. The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2014.
Chen, B., Hrovat, D. A., West, R., Deng, S. H., Wang, X. B., Borden, W. T. (2014). The negative ion photoelectron spectrum of cyclopropane-1,2,3-trione radical anion, (CO)3(•-)--a joint experimental and computational study.. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 136(35), 12345-54.
West, R., Malina, R., Lewis, J., Gresham-Lancaster, S., Borsani, A., Merlo, B., Wang, L. (2013). Other.
West, R., Monroe, L., Morie, J. F., Aguilera, J. (2013). Art, Science and Immersion: Data-Driven Experiences. SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics. SPIE: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality.
West, R., Halley, A., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Gordon, D., Pless, R. (2013). Collaborative imaging of urban forest dynamics: augmenting re-photography to visualize changes over time.. SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics. The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2013.
West, R., Margolis, T., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Mendelowitz, E. (2012). MetaTree: Augmented Reality Narrative Explorations of Urban Forests. SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.
West, R., Gossmann, J., Margolis, T., Schulze, J. P., Lewis, J. P., Tenedorio, D. (2009). Sensate abstraction: hybrid strategies for multi-dimensional data in expressive virtual reality contexts.. SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics. 7238, 72380I-72380I-11. SPIE IS&T / The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality.
West, R., Lewis, J., Margolis, T., Schulze, J., Gossmann, J., Tenedorio, D., Singh, R. (2009). Algorithmic Object As  Natural Specimen: Meta  Shape Grammar Objects  From Atlas In Silico. Other. 6(6-7), . Leonardo Electronic Almanac.
West, R., Smalheiser, N., Torvik, V., Grethe-Bischoff, A., Burhans, L., Gabriel, M., Homayouni, R., Kashef, A., Martone, M., Perkins, G., Price, D., Talk, A. (2006). Collaborative development of the Arrowsmith two node search interface designed for laboratory investigators. 1(1), . J Biomed Discov Collab.
Smalheiser, N. R., Torvik, V. I., Bischoff-Grethe, A., Burhans, L. B., Gabriel, M., Homayouni, R., Kashef, A., Martone, M. E., Perkins, G. A., Price, D. L., Talk, A. C., West, R. (2006). Collaborative development of the Arrowsmith two node search interface designed for laboratory investigators. Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration. 1(1), .
West, R., Burke, J., Kerfeld, C., Mendelowitz, E., Holton, T., Lewis, J. P., Drucker, E., Yan, W. (2005). Both and Neither: in silico v1.0, Ecce Homology. Other. 38(4), 286-293. MIT Press.
West, R., Singh, R., Schwarz, N., Taesombut, N., Lee, D., Jeong, B., Renambot, L., Lin, A., Otsuka, H., Peltier, S., Martone, M., Nozaki, K., Leigh, J., Ellisman, M. (2005). Real-time multi-scale brain data acquisition, assembly, and analysis using an end-to-end OptIPuter. 1032-1039. Special iGrid 2005 Issue.
Singh, R., Schwarz, N., Taesombut, N., Lee, D., Jeong, B., Renambot, L., Lin, A. W., West, R., Otsuka, H., Peltier, S. T., Martone, M. E., Nozaki, K., Leigh, J., Ellisman, M. H. (2005). Real-time multi-scale brain data acquisition, assembly, and analysis using an end-to-end OptIPuter, FGCS. Other. 1032-1039.
Korenberg, J. R., Kawashima, H., Pulst, S. M., Ikeuchi, T., Ogasawara, N., Yamamoto, K., Schonberg, S. A., West, R., Allen, L., Magenis, E., Ikawa, K., Taniguchi, N., Epstein, C. J. (1990). Molecular Definition of a Region of Chromosome 21 that Causes Features of the Down Syndrome Phenotype. American Journal of Human Genetics. 47, 236-246.
West, R., Korenberg, J., Kawashima, H., Pulst, S., Ikeuchi, T., Ogasawara, N., Yamamoto, K., Schonberg, S., Allen, L., Magenis, E., Ikawa, K., Taniguchi, N., Epstein, C. (1990). Molecular Definition of a Region of Chromosome 21 that Causes Features of the Down Syndrome Phenotype. American Journal of Human Genetics. 47, 236-246.
Korenberg, J. R., Pulst, S. M., Neve, R. L., West, R. (1989). The Alzheimer Amyloid Precursor Protein Maps to Human Chromosome 21 Bands.
West, R., Korenberg, J., Pulst, S., Neve, R. (1989). The Alzheimer Amyloid Precursor Protein Maps to Human Chromosome 21 Bands. BMC Genomics. 5, 124-127.
West, R., Pulst, S., Korenberg, J., Pribyl, T., Steward, G., Tanzi, R., Van Broekhoven, C., Kojis, T. (1988). Chromosome 21 Physical Map: Familial Alzheimer-linked DNA Sequences Cluster in a Probable Hot Spot of Recombination. American Journal of Human Genetics. 43, A156.
Lusis, A. J., West, R., Mehrabian, M., Reuben, M. A., BouefRC, L., Kapstein, J. S., Johnson, D. F., Schumaker, V. N., Yuhasz, M. P., Schotz, M. C., Elovson, J. (1985). Cloning and Expression of Apolipoprotein B, the Major Protein of Low and Very Low Density Lipoproteins. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 82, 4597-4601.
West, R., Lusis, A., Mehrabian, M., Reuben, M., Le Bouef, R., Kapstein, J., Johnson, D., Schumaker, V., Yuhasz, M., Schotz, M., Elovson, J. (1985). Cloning and Expression of Apolipoprotein B, the Major Protein of Low and Very Low Density Lipoproteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 82, 4597-4601.
West, R., Mehrabian, M., Schumaker, V., Fareed, G., Johnson, D., Kirschgessner, T., Lin, H., Wang, X., Ma, Y., Mendiaz, E., Lusis, A. (1985). Human Apolipoprotein B: Identification of cDNA Clones and Characterization of mRNA. Nucleic Acids Research Journal. 13, 6937-6953.
Mehrabian, M., Schumaker, V. N., Fareed, G. C., West, R., Johnson, D. F., Kirschgessner, T., Lin, H., Wang, X., Ma, Y., Mendiaz, E., Lusis, A. J. (1985). Human Apolipoprotein B: Identification of cDNA Clones and Characterization of mRNA. Nucleic Acids Research Journal. 13, 6937-6953.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Campbell, M., West, R., Wolbring, G. (2004). Mind Over Kitchen: The Future of Thought Controlled Personal Environments.. 14, . HorizonZero. http://www.horizonzero.ca
Other
West, R., Johnson, V., Yeh, I., Thomas, Z., Mendelowitz, E. (2018). INSTRUMENT | One Antarctic Night. Other. MIT Press.
West, R., Halley, A., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Gordon, D., Pless, R. (2013). Collaborative Imaging of Urban Forest Dynamics. Other. San Antonio, Texas: 3rd LHI Art-Sci Symposium: Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm.
West, R., Lee, D., Ellisman, M., West, R., Martone, M., Lamont, S., Peltier, S., Hutton, T., Deerinck, R., Leigh, J., Schwarz, N., Renambot, L., Johnson, A., Jeong, B., Singh, R., Vishwanath, V., He, E., Xiong, C., Taesombut, N., Wu, X., Weigle, E., Chien, A., Mambretti, J., Chen, J., Yeh, F., Grossman, R., Akiyama, T., Date, S., Nozaki, K., Shimojo, S., Mori, H., Yamada, N., Koike, A., Naito, S., Otsuka, H., ShiWei, L., Lin, F., Lin, S., de Laat, C., Stolk, B., Koo, G. (2005). Real-Time Multi-Scale Brain Data Acquisition, Assembly, and Analysis using an End-to-End OptIPuter. Other.
Peer-reviewed conference workshop paper
Lewis, J., Yeh, I., Migalska, A., Johnson, S. B., West, R. (2017). Exploring the Definition of Art Through Deep Net Visualization. Other. NIPS 2017 Workshop: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning. http://www.interpretable-ml.org/nips2017workshop/
Popular Press Article
West, R., Halley, A., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Gordon, D., Pless, R. (2013). 3rd LHI Art-Sci Symposium: Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm. San Antonio, TX: Land Heritage Institute.
Poster
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C., West, R. (2017). Capturing How Data Influences Tool Choice in 3D Volume Segmentation. Other. ACM Symposium on Applied Perception.
Sanandaji, A., Grimm, C. M., West, R. (2017). Analyzing Experts' Low-Level Perception Tasks While Doing 3D image Segmentation. Other. TAPIA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Holloway, M., Grimm, C., West, R., Sowell, R. (2014). A Guided Approach to Segmentation of Volumetric Data. ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Posters.
Lang, C., Schulze, J., West, R., Martone, M., Zwicker, M. (2007). Bridging the Resolution Gap: Superimposition of Multiple Multi-Channel Volumes. Other.
Technical Report
West, R., Vaughan, M., Grimm, C., Sowell, R., Pless, R., Kobourov, S. (2012). Specializing Interfaces for Citizen Science Segmentation of Volumetric Data. Other. Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
West, R., "NONREIMBURSABLE SPACE ACT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS FOR AUGMENTED REALITY AND VIRTUAL REALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR NASA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.," Sponsored by NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, Federal, Funded. (20202023).
West, R. (Principal), "In-Kind Support: Gensler Architects Redsign of Lab Space," International, $50000 Funded. (20152015).
Fellowship
West, R. (Principal), "University of Tasmania, Provost's Visiting Scholar," Sponsored by University of Tasmania, Australia, International, $7000 Funded. (June 2015August 2015).
Grant - Research
West, R. (Principal), "Research Experiences for Undergraduates," Federal, $16000 Funded. (April 2021 – Present).
West, R., "Collaborative Research: NRI: FND: Grounded Reasoning about Robot Capabilities for Law and Policy," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $166100 Funded. (2020 – Present).
West, R. (Principal), Weiss, P. (Principal), Kudla, A. (Principal), Polli, A. (Principal), Cardier, B. (Principal), Cassas, N. (Principal), "INNERNET," Sponsored by National Academy of Sciences / Keck Futures Initiative, Private, $100000 Funded. (20162018).
West, R. (Principal), "INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic Night," Sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, Federal, $25000 Funded. (20152018).
West, R. (Principal), Grimm, C. (Principal), Jue, T. (Principal), "CGV: Medium: Collaborative Research: Developing  conceptual  models  for navigation,  marking,  and  inspection  in  the  context  of 3D image segmentaion," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $900000 Funded. (20132018).
West, R. (Principal), "Small Project Grant," Sponsored by UNT / Small Project Grant, University of North Texas, $1000.00 Funded. (August 1, 2018August 31, 2018).
West, R. (Principal), Pless, R. (Principal), O'Neil Dunne, J. (Principal), Grimm, C. (Principal), "NSF RI Large Collaborative Research: ImageQuest: Citizens Advancing Biology with Calibrated Imaging and Validated Analysis," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $1200000 Funded. (20102014).
West, R. (Principal), "Art-Science Research," Sponsored by University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, State, $5000 Funded. (20122012).
West, R. (Co-Principal), Martone, M. (Principal), "Ontology-based multiscale investigation of human neurological disease models," Sponsored by NIH/NINDS R01, Federal, $23000000 Funded. (20072011).
Sponsored Research
West, R. (Principal), "INSTRUMENT | One Antarctic Night," Sponsored by BenQ America Corporation, International, $4800.00 Funded. (2018).
West, R. (Principal), "Sponsorship for Exhibition - Art Gallery ACM SIGGRAPH 2018," Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, International, $10315 Funded. (2018).
West, R. (Other), "NVIDIA Professor Partnership," Sponsored by VIDIA University Professor Partnership, International, Funded. (20092009).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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