Matthew West

Associate Professor
(217) 333-2836
2028 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

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Education

  • Ph.D., Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, 2004
  • B.Sc., Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Western Australia, 1996

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, August 16, 2012-date
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, January 15, 2008-August 15, 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, April 2004-January 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, January 2003-March 2004

Research Statement

Professor West's research interests include asynchronous and structure-preserving integrators, stochastic simulation and uncertainty quantification, and multi-scale and multi-physics simulations. He has investigated the use of computers to simulate problems with fluids and boundaries, such as droplets in an engine injector system or the inflation of gas inside an airbag.

His work has the potential to make a significant impact on both energy efficiency and clean combustion in automobiles, as well as transportation safety. In 2004, he was named a Terman Fellow in the School of Engineering at Stanford, an honor that is conferred on promising faculty.

Research Areas

  • Computation and Applied Math
  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and Bio
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and Defense
  • Transportation

Chapters in Books

  • Lew, A., J. E. Marsden, M. Ortiz, and M. West, "An Overview of Variational Integrators," in Finite Element Methods: 1970's and Beyond, L. P. Franca, T. E. Tezduyar, and A. Masud, eds., CIMNE, 98-115, 2004.

Monographs

  • Fetecau, R. C., J. E. Marsden, and M. West, "Variational Multisymplectic Formulations of Nonsmooth Continuum Mechanics," in Perspectives and Problems in Nonlinear Science, E. Kaplan, J. E. Marsden, and K. R. Sreenivasan, eds., Springer-Verlag, 229-261, 2003.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Z. Zheng, J. H. Curtis, Y. Yao, J. T. Gasparik, V. G. Anantharaj, L. Zhao, M. West, and N. Riemer, "Estimating submicron aerosol mixing state at the global scale with machine learning and earth system modeling", Earth and Space Science, 2021.
  • J. T. Gasparik, Q. Ye, J. H. Curtis, A. A. Presto, N. M. Donahue, R. C. Sullivan, M. West, and N. Riemer, "Quantifying errors in the aerosol mixing-state index based on limited particle sample size", Aerosol Science and Technology 54(12), 2020.
  • J. W. Morphew, M. Silva, G. Herman, and M. West, "Frequent mastery testing with second‐chance exams leads to enhanced student learning in undergraduate engineering", Applied Cognitive Psychology 34(1), 168-181, 2020.
  • Y. Wang, N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "Statistical verification of PCTL using antithetic and stratified samples", Formal Methods in System Design 54(2), 145-163, 2019.
  • C. Shou, N. Riemer, T. B. Onasch, A. J. Sedlacek, A. T. Lambe, E. R. Lewis, P. Davidovits, and M. West, "Mixing state evolution of agglomerating particles in an aerosol chamber: Comparison of measurements and particle-resolved simulations", Aerosol Science and Technology 53(11), 1229-1243, 2019.
  • N. Riemer, A. P. Ault, R. L. Craig, J. H. Curtis, and M. West, "Aerosol mixing state: Measurements, modeling, and impacts", Reviews of Geophysics 57(2), 187-249, 2019.
  • R. E. L. DeVille, N. Riemer, and M. West, "Convergence of a generalized Weighted Flow Algorithm for stochastic particle coagulation", Journal of Computational Dynamics 6(1), 69-94, 2019.
  • B. Chen, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Analyzing the decline of student scores over time in self‐scheduled asynchronous exams", Journal of Engineering Education 108(4), 574-594, 2019.
  • Maginnis, P., M. West, and G. E. Dullerud, "Exact variance-reduced simulation of lattice continuous-time Markov chains with applications in reaction networks", Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 81(8), 3159-3184, 2019.
  • J. P. Mestre, G. L. Herman, J. H. Tomkin, and M. West, "Keep your friends close and your colleagues nearby: The hidden ties that improve STEM education," Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 51(1), 42-49, 2019.
  • S. Ma, G. L. Herman, M. West, J. H. Tomkin, and J. P. Mestre, "Studying STEM faculty communities of practice through social network analysis," The Journal of Higher Education, 2019.
  • J. H. Tomkin, M. West, and G. L. Herman, "An improved grade point average, with applications to CS undergraduate education analytics," ACM Transactions on Computing Education 18(4), Article 17, 2018.
  • S. Ma, G. L. Herman, J. H. Tomkin, J. P. Mestre, and M. West, "Spreading teaching innovations in social networks: the bridging role of mentors," Journal for STEM Education Research 1(1-2), 60-84, 2018.
  • G. L. Herman, J. C. Greene, L. D. Hahn, J. P. Mestre, J. H. Tomkin, and M. West, "Changing the teaching culture in introductory STEM courses at a large research university," Journal of College Science Teaching 47(6), 32-38, 2018.
  • Hughes, M., J. K. Kodros, J. R. Pierce, M. West, and N. Riemer, "Machine learning to predict the global distribution of aerosol mixing state metrics," Atmosphere 9(1), 15, 2018.
  • Ching, J., M. West, and N. Riemer, "Quantifying impacts of aerosol mixing state on nucleation-scavenging of black carbon aerosol particles," Atmosphere 9(1), 17, 2018.
  • Curtis, J. H., N. Riemer, and M. West, "A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0," Geoscientific Model Development 10, 4057-4079, 2017.
  • Tian, J., B. T. Brem, M. West, T. C. Bond, M. J. Rood, and N. Riemer, "Simulating aerosol chamber experiments with the particle-resolved aerosol model PartMC," Aerosol Science and Technology 51(7), 856-867, 2017.
  • Ching, J., J. Fast, M. West, and N. Riemer, "Metrics to quantify the importance of mixing state for CCN activity," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17, 7445-7458, 2017.
  • Mansbach, R., A. Ferguson, K. Kilian, J. Krogstad, C. Leal, A. Schleife, D. R. Trinkle, M. West, and G. L. Herman, "Reforming an undergraduate materials science curriculum with computational modules," Journal of Materials Education 38(3-4), 161-174, 2016.
  • Maginnis, P. A., M. West, and G. E. Dullerud, "Variance-reduced simulation of lattice discrete-time Markov chains with applications in reaction networks," Journal of Computational Physics 322, 400-414, 2016.
  • Ching, J., N. Riemer, and M. West, "Black carbon mixing state impacts on cloud microphysical properties: Effects of aerosol plume and environmental conditions," Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 121(10), 5990-6013, 2016.
  • Willis, M. D., R. M. Healy, N. Riemer, M. West, J. M. Wang, C.-H. Jeong, J. C. Wenger, G. J. Evans, J. P. D. Abbatt, and A. K. Y. Lee, "Quantification of black carbon mixing state from traffic: implications for aerosol optical properties," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16(7), 4693-4706, 2016.
  • Curtis, J. H., M. D. Michelotti, N. Riemer, M. Heath, and M. West, "Accelerated simulation of stochastic particle removal processes in particle-resolved aerosol models," Journal of Computational Physics 322, 21-32, 2016.
  • O'Brien, R. E., B. Wang, A. Laskin, N. Riemer, M. West, Q. Zhang, Y. Sun, X.-Y. Yu, P. Alpert, D. A. Knopf, M. K. Gilles, and R. C. Moffet, "Chemical imaging of ambient aerosol particles: Observational constraints on mixing state parameterization," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120(18), 9591-9605, 2015.
  • Saghafi, M., H. Dankowicz, and M. West, "On the Use of Nonlinear Boundary-Value Problems to Estimate the Cloud-Formation Potential of Aerosol Particles," SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems 14(2), 822-859, 2015.
  • Healy, R. M., N. Riemer, J. C. Wenger, M. Murphy, M. West, L. Poulain, A. Wiedensohler, I. P. O'Connor, E. McGillicuddy, J. R. Sodeau, and G. J. Evans, "Single particle diversity and mixing state measurements," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14, 6289-6299, 2014.
  • Tian, J., N. Riemer, M. West, L. Pfaffenberger, H. Schlager, and A. Petzold, "Modeling the evolution of aerosol particles in a ship plume using PartMC-MOSAIC," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14, 5327-5347, 2014.
  • Wang, T.-C., S. Lall, and M. West, "Polynomial level-set method for polynomial system reachable set estimation," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 58(10), 2508-2521, 2013.
  • Riemer, N. and M. West, "Quantifying aerosol mixing state with entropy and diversity measures," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 11423-11439, 2013.
  • Michelotti, M. D., M. T. Heath, and M. West, "Binning for Efficient Stochastic Multiscale Particle Simulations," Multiscale Model. Simul. 11(4), 1071-1096, 2013.
  • Lee, S. H. and M. West, "Convergence of the Markov Chain Distributed Particle Filter (MCDPF)," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 61(4), 801-812, 2013.
  • Ching, J., N. Riemer, and M. West, "Impacts of black carbon mixing state on black carbon nucleation scavenging—Insights from a particle-resolved model," J. Geophys. Res., 117, D23209, 2012.
  • DeVille, R. E. L., N. Riemer, and M. West, "The Weighted Flow Algorithm (WFA) for Stochastic Particle Coagulation," Journal of Computational Physics 230(23), 8427-8451, 2011.
  • Zaveri, R. A., J. C. Barnard, R. C. Easter, N. Riemer, and M. West, "Particle-resolved Simulation of Aerosol Size, Composition, Mixing State, and the Associated Optical and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Activation Properties in an Evolving Urban Plume," Journal of Geophysical Research 115(D17210), 2010.
  • Riemer, N., M. West, R. A. Zaveri, and R. C. Easter, "Estimating Black Carbon Aging Time-scales with a Particle-resolved Aerosol Model," Journal of Aerosol Science 41(1), 143-158, 2010.
  • Riemer, N., M. West, R. A. Zaveri, and R. C. Easter, "Simulating the Evolution of Soot Mixing State with a Particle-Resolved Aerosol Model," Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(D09202), 2009.
  • McGraw, R., L. Leng, W. Zhu, N. Riemer, and M. West, "Aerosol Dynamics using the Quadrature Method of Moments: Comparing Several Quadrature Schemes with Particle-Resolved Simulation," Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 125 (012020), 2008.
  • Lessard, L., M. West, D. MacMynowski, and S. Lall, "Warm-stated Wavefront Reconstruction for Adaptive for Adaptive Optics," Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 25:5, 1147-1155, 2008.
  • Lessard, L., D. MacMynowski, M. West, A. Bouchez, and S. Lall, "Experimental Validation of Single-iteration Multigrid Wavefront Reconstruction at the Palomar Observatory," Optics Letters, 33:18, 2047-2049, 2008.
  • Jalnapurkar, S. M., M. Leok, J. E. Marsden, and M. West, "Discrete Routh Reduction," Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39:19, 5521-5544, 2006.
  • Lall, S. and M. West, "Discrete Variational Hamiltonian Mechanics," Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39:19, 5509-5519, 2006.
  • Bhat, H. S., R. C. Fetecau, J. E. Marsden, K. Mohseni, and M. West, "Lagrangian Averaging for Compressible Fluids," Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 3:4, 818-837, 2005.
  • Cirak, F. and M. West, "Decomposition Contact Response (DCR) for Explicit Finite Element Dynamics," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 64:8, 1078-1110, 2005.
  • Lew, A., J. E. Marsden, M. Ortiz, and M. West, "Variational Time Integrators," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 60:1, 153-212, 2004.
  • Oliver, M., M. West, and C. Wulff, "Approximate Momentum Conservation for Spatial Semidiscretizations of Semilinear Wave Equations," Numerische Mathematik, 97:3, 493-535, 2004.
  • Fetecau, R. C., J. E. Marsden, M. Ortiz, and M. West, "Nonsmooth Lagrangian Mechanics and Variational Collision Integrators," SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 2:3, 381-416, 2003.
  • Lew, A., J. E. Marsden, M. Ortiz, and M. West, "Asynchronous Variational Integrators," Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 167:2, 85-146, 2003.
  • Marsden, J. E., S. Pekarsky, S. Shkoller, and M. West, "Variational Methods, Multisymplectic Geometry and Continuum Mechanics," Journal of Geometry and Physics, 38:3-4, 253-284, 2001.
  • Marsden, J. E. and M. West, "Discrete Mechanics and Variational Integrators," Acta Numerica, 10, 357-514, 2001.
  • Kane, C., J. E. Marsden, M. Ortiz, and M. West, "Variational Integrators and the Newmark Algorithm for Conservative and Dissipative Mechanical Systems," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 49:10, 1295-1325, 2000.
  • Allingham, D., M. West, and A. I. Mees, "Wavelet Reconstruction of Nonlinear Dynamics," International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 8:11, 2191-2201, 1998.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • M. Fowler, B. Chen, S. Azad, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Autograding "Explain in Plain English" questions using NLP", in Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2021), 2021.
  • S. Azad, B. Chen, M. Fowler, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Strategies for deploying unreliable AI graders in high-transparency high-stakes exams", in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2020), 2020.
  • G. L. Herman, Z. Cai, T. Bretl, C. Zilles, and M. West, "Comparison of grade replacement and weighted averages for second-chance exams", in Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER 2020), 2020.
  • B. Chen, S. Azad, M. Fowler, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Learning to cheat: Quantifying changes in score advantage of unproctored assessments over time", in Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S 2020), 2020.
  • A. Verma, T. Bretl, M. West, and C. Zilles, "A quantitative analysis of when students choose to grade questions on computerized exams with multiple attempts", in Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S 2020), 2020.
  • B. Chen, S. Azad, R. Haldar, M. West, and C. Zilles, "A validated scoring rubric for Explain-in-Plain-English questions", in Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020), 2020.
  • M. Silva, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Measuring the score advantage on asynchronous exams in an undergraduate CS course", in Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020), 2020.
  • N. Nytko, M. West, and M. Silva, "A simple and efficient markup tool to generate drawing-based online assessments", in Proceedings of the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education Virtual Annual Conference (ASEE 2020), 2020.
  • G. M. Lu, D. R. Trinkle, A. Schleife, C. Leal, J. Krogstad, R. Maass, P. Bellon, P. Y. Huang, N. H. Perry, M. West, T. Bretl, and G. L. Herman, "Impact of integrating computation into undergraduate curriculum: New modules and long-term trends", in Proceedings of the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education Virtual Annual Conference (ASEE 2020), 2020.
  • W. L. Chang, M. West, C. Zilles, D. Mussulman, and C. ,Sacris, "Computerized exam reviews: In-person and individualized feedback to students after a computerized exam", in Proceedings of the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education Virtual Annual Conference (ASEE 2020), 2020.
  • S. Poulsen, C. J. Anderson, and M. West, "The relationship between course scheduling and student performance", in Proceedings of 4th Educational Data Mining in Computer Science Education Workshop (CSEDM 2020), 2020.
  • N. Roohi, Y. Wang, M. West, G. E. Dullerud, and M. Viswanathan, "STMC: Statistical model checker with stratified and antithetic sampling", in Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV 2020), 2020.
  • Y. Wang, N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "Statistically model checking PCTL specifications on Markov decision processes via reinforcement learning", in 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2020), 2020.
  • FNU Vedant, J. Allison, M. West, and A. Ghosh, "Reinforcement learning for spacecraft attitude control", in Proceedings of the 70th International Astronautical Congress Astrodynamics Symposium (IAC-19/C1), 2019.
  • C. Zilles, M. West, G. Herman, and T. Bretl, "Every university should have a computer-based testing facility", in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2019), 2019.
  • J. W. Morphew, M. Silva, G. Herman, and M. West, "Improving mathematical problem solving in an introductory engineering course with the testing effect", in Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA 2019), 2019.
  • C. Lee, A. Schleife, D. R. Trinkle, J. A. Krogstad, R. Maass, P. Bellon, J. K.. Shang, C. Leal, M. West, T. Bretl, G. L. Herman, and S. Tang, "Impact of computational curricular reform on non-participating undergraduate courses: Student and faculty perspective", in Proceedings of the 126th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2019), Paper ID #27146, 2019.
  • P. Sud, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Reducing difficulty variance in randomized assessments", in Proceedings of the 126th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2019), Paper ID #25513, 2019.
  • B. Chen, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Predicting the difficulty of automatic item generators on exams from their difficulty on homeworks", in Proceedings of the Sixth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S 2019), 2019.
  • B. Chen, C. Zilles, M. West, and T. Bretl, "Effect of discrete and continuous parameter variation on difficulty in automatic item generation", in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2019), 2019.
  • Y. Wang, N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "Statistical verification of PCTL using stratified samples," in Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS 2018), 2018.
  • X. Zhang, A. Schleife, A. Ferguson, P. Bellon, T. Bretl, G. L. Herman, J. A. Krogstad, R. Maass, C. Leal, D. R. Trinkle, and M. West, "Computational curriculum for MatSE undergraduates and the influence on senior classes," in Proceedings of the 125th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2018), Paper ID #22025, 2018.
  • C. Zilles, M. West, D. Mussulman, and T. Bretl, "Making testing less trying: Lessons learned from operating a computer-based testing facility," in Proceedings of the 2018 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2018), 2018.
  • B. Chen, M. West, and C. Zilles, "How much randomization is needed to deter collaborative cheating on asynchronous exams?," in Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S 2018), 62, 2018.
  • C. Zilles, M. West, D. Mussulman, and C. Sacris, "Student and instructor experiences with a computer-based testing facility," in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN18), 4441-4450, 2018.
  • B. Chen, M. West, and C. Zilles, "Towards a model-free estimate of the limits to student modeling accuracy," in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2018), 319-325, 2018.
  • T. Nip, E. L. Gunter, G. L. Herman, J. W. Morphew, and M. West, "Using a computer-based testing facility to improve student learning in a programming languages and compilers course," in Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2018), 568-573, 2018.
  • Silva, M. and M. West, "Algorithmic grading strategies for computerized drawing assessments," in Proceedings of the 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2017), Paper ID #19927, 2017.
  • Bailey, J., M. West, and C. Zilles, "Measuring revealed student scheduling preferences using constrained discrete choice models," in Proceedings of the 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2017), Paper ID #19940, 2017.
  • Kononov, A., P. Bellon, T. Bretl, A. L. Ferguson, G. L. Herman, K. A. Kilian, J. A. Krogstad, C. Leal, R. Maass, A. Schleife, J. K. Shang, D. R. Trinkle, and M. West, "Computational curriculum for MatSE undergraduates," in Proceedings of the 124th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2017), Paper ID #19440, 2017.
  • Roohi, N., Y. Wang, M. West, G. E. Dullerud, and M. Viswanathan, "Statistical Verification of the Toyota Powertrain Control Verification Benchmark," in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC '17), 2017.
  • Chen, B., M. West, and C. Zilles, "Do Performance Trends Suggest Wide-spread Collaborative Cheating on Asynchronous Exams?," in Proceedings of the Fourth (2017) ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, 2017.
  • Tomkin, J., M. West, and G. L. Herman, "A methodological refinement for studying the STEM grade-point penalty," in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016.
  • Ma, S., M. West, G. L. Herman, J. Tomkin, and J. Mestre, "Studying faculty Communities of Practice through social network analysis," in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "Verifying Continuous-time Stochastic Hybrid Systems via Mori-Zwanzig model reduction," in Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), 2016.
  • West, M. and C. Zilles, "Modeling student scheduling preferences in a computer-based testing facility," in Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (L@S 2016), 309-312, 2016.
  • Essick, R., M. West, M. Silva, G. L. Herman, and E. Mercier, "Scaling-up collaborative learning for large introductory courses using active learning spaces," TA training, and computerized team management, in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2016), Paper ID #17099, 2016.
  • Mansbach, R. A., G. L. Herman, M. West, D. R. Trinkle, A. Ferguson, and A. Schleife, "Computational modules for the MatSE undergraduate curriculum," in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2016), Paper ID #16940, 2016.
  • Sanders, J. W., M. West, and G. L. Herman, "Scaling up project-based learning for a large introductory mechanics course using mobile phone data capture and peer feedback," in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2016), Paper ID #17119, 2016.
  • Herman, G. L., L. D. Hahn, and M. West, "Sustaining innovation in engineering education through faculty communities," in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2016), Paper ID #16921, 2016.
  • Zilles, C., M. West, and D. Mussulman, "Student behavior in selecting an exam time in a computer-based testing facility," in Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2016), Paper ID #16655, 2016.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "A Mori-Zwanzig and MITL based approach to statistical verification of continuous-time dynamical systems," in Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Workshop on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS '15), 2015.
  • Herman, G. L., L. Hahn, and M. West, "Coordinating college-wide instructional change through faculty communities," in Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2015), IMECE2015-51549, 2015.
  • West, M., M. Silva Sohn, and G. L. Herman, "Sustainable reform of an introductory mechanics course sequence driven by a community of practice," in Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2015), IMECE2015-51493, 2015.
  • Wang, Y., N. Roohi, M. West, M. Viswanathan, and G. E. Dullerud, "Statistical verification of dynamical systems using set oriented methods," in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC '15), 169-178, 2015.
  • Zilles, C., R. T. Deloatch, J. Bailey, B. B. Khattar, W. Fagen, C. Heeren, D. Mussulman, and M. West, "Computerized testing: A vision and initial experiences," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.387.1-26.387.13, 2015.
  • Herman, G. L., I. B. Mena, M. West, J. Mestre, and J. H. Tomkin, "Creating institution-level change in instructional practices through faculty communities of practice," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.419.1-26.419.13, 2015.
  • Fagen, W., C. Heeren, G. L. Herman, and M. West, "Re-engineering an "Introduction to Computing" course within a college-wide community of practice," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.1303.1-26.1303.9, 2015.
  • West, M., M. Silva, and G. L. Herman, "Randomized exams for large STEM courses spread via communities of practice," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.1302.1-26.1302.15, 2015.
  • West, M., G. L. Herman, and C. Zilles, "PrairieLearn: Mastery-based online problem solving with adaptive scoring and recommendations driven by machine learning," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.1238.1-26.1238.14, 2015.
  • West, M. and G. L. Herman, "Mapping the spread of collaborative learning methods in gateway STEM courses via communities of practice," in Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (ASEE 2015), 26.1132.1-26.1132.11, 2015.
  • Maginnis, P. A., M. West, and G. E. Dullerud, "Exact simulation of continuous time Markov jump processes with anticorrelated variance reduced Monte Carlo Estimation," in Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2014), 2014.
  • West, M. and G. L. Herman, "Sustainable reform of "Introductory Dynamics" driven by a community of practice," in Proceedings of the 121st American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Paper ID #10519, 2014.
  • Maginnis, P. A., M. West, and G. E. Dullerud, "Anticorrelated Discrete-Time Stochastic Simulation," in Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013), 2013.
  • Zorn, A. and M. West, "Multipoint extension of Pontryagin's maximum principle applied to the optimal attitude scheduling of an imaging satellite," in Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13-716, 2013.
  • Zorn, A. and M. West, "Optimal Attitude Scheduling of an Imaging Satellite," in Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, AIAA 2013-5254, 2013.
  • Maginnis, P. A., M. West, and G. E. Dullerud, "Application of variance reduction techniques for Tau-leaping systems to particle filters," in Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012), 2012.
  • Zorn, A. H. and M. West, "Optimal waypoint scheduling of an imaging satellite," in Proceedings of the 2012 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, 820-847, 2012.
  • Zorn, A. H. and M. West, "Optimal waterway and harbor navigation of large vessels," in Proceedings of the 2012 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, 1339-1368, 2012.
  • Onu, K., N. Lingala, N. Sri Namachchivaya, and M. West, "Random Vibration of a Nonlinear Autoparametric System," 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2011), 2011.
  • West, M. and S. H. Lee, "Multi-time-scale Methods for Population Balance Equations," (abstract only), International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), Vancouver, British Columbia, July 20, 2011.
  • West, M. and S. H. Lee, "Parallel Particle Methods for Aerosol Simulation," (abstract only), SIAM Geosciences '11, Long Beach, California, March 23, 2011.
  • Lee, S. H. and M. West, "Performance Comparison of the Distributed Extended Kalman Filter and Markov Chain Distributed Particle Filter (MCDPF)," in the Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, 2010.
  • Beck, C. L., S. Lall, T. Liang, and M. West, "Model Reduction, Optimal Prediction, and the Mori-Zwanzig Representation of Markov Chains," in the Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 3282-3287, 2009.
  • Selle, C. and M. West, "Multiscale Networks for Distributed Consensus Algorithms," in the Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 4753-4758, 2009.
  • Lee, S. H. and M. West, "Markov Chain Distributed Particle Filters (MCDPF)," in the Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 5496-5501, 2009.
  • Kim, J.-H., M. West, S. Lall, E. Scholte, and A. Banaszuk, "Stochastic multiscale approaches to consensus problems," in Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2008), 2008.
  • Liang, T.-C. and M. West, "Numerical Evidence for Cutoffs in Chaotic Microfluidic Mixing," in the Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2008.
  • Souder, M. and M. West, "Solar Sail Technology for Nanosatellites," in Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, AIAA-2008-7078, 2008.
  • Pifko, S., A. Zorn, and M. West, "Geometric Interpretation of Adjoint Equations in Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories," in Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, AIAA-2008-6954, 2008.
  • Lee, N., A. Zorn, and M. West, "Passive Vertical Stabilization of Two Tethered Nanosatellites with Engineered Damping," in Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Controls Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, AIAA-2008-6450, 2008.
  • West, M. and M.-Y. Shin, "High-order Multistep Asynchronous Splitting Integrators (MASI)," (extended abstract), IACM/ECCOMAS 2008 World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Venice, Italy, July 3, 2008.
  • Kim, J.-H., M. West, E. Scholte, and S. Narayanan, "Multiscale Consensus for Decentralized Estimation and Its Application to Building Systems," American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 888-893, 2008.
  • West, M. and M.-Y. Shin, "High-order Multistep Asynchronous Splitting Methods (MASM)," (abstract only), 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, California, July 24, 2007.
  • West, M. and T.-C. Liang, "Accelerated Markov Chain Simulations for Aerosol Processing in Clouds," (abstract only), SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, June 1, 2007.
  • West, M. and A. Lew, "Discrete Exterior Calculus Formulations of Nonlinear Elasticity," (abstract only), International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE'05), Nagoya, Japan, May 25, 2005.
  • Wang, T., S. Lall, and M. West, "Polynomial Level-set Methods for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis," in the Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 640-649, 2005.
  • West, M., F. Cirak, R. Fetecau, J. E. Marsden, and M. Ortiz, "Geometric Integrators for Non-smooth Collisions," (abstract only), SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (Snowbird'03), May 29, 2003.
  • West, M., H. Bhat, R. Fetecau, J. E. Marsden, and K. Mohseni, "Averaging and Filtering of Lagrangian Fluid Systems," (abstract only), SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (Snowbird'03), May 27, 2003.
  • West, M., C. Kane, J. E. Marsden, and M. Ortiz, "Variational Integrators, The Newmark Scheme, and Dissipative Systems," in EQUADIFF 99, Volume 2, Proceedings of the International Conference on Differential Equations, B. Fiedler, K. Gröger, and J. Sprekels, eds., World Scientific, 1009-1011, 2000.

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, TAM 542, Spring 2011
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, TAM 541, Fall 2010
  • ASUCD (Associated Studies of the University of California, Davis), Excellence in Education Award, 2004

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 598 RL - Reinforcement Learning
  • ME 598 MW (ME 598 RL) - Reinforcement Learning
  • TAM 212 - Introductory Dynamics
  • TAM 541 - Mathematical Methods I
  • TAM 598 212 - Dynamics TA Training