Rex West

Ph.D. Student
Dept. of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo
IREF bldg., 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Rex West is a Ph.D. student of the Department of Creative Informatics at The University of Tokyo, supervised by Prof. Toshiya Hachisuka.

His research interests include light transport simulation, numerical integration methods, and distributed and parallel computing.


2020/05/02: We have a paper on a continuous generalization of MIS accepted to Siggraph 2020
2020/02/17: We have a paper on stratified MCMC rendering accepted to Eurographics 2020
2019/09/13: Graduated from the Master's Program at UTokyo
2019/09/03: Admitted into the PhD program at UTokyo
2017/09/23: Created this online CV


Continuous Multiple Importance Sampling

A continuous generalization of multiple importance sampling.
R. West, I. Georgiev, A. Gruson, and T. Hachisuka
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2020)
[paper] [project page] [video]

Stratified Markov Chain Monte Carlo Rendering

Exact and controllable image-space stratification for MCMC rendering.
A. Gruson, R. West, and T. Hachisuka
Eurographics 2020
[paper] [supplementary material]


University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan - 2019-Present

Ph.D. Student at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan - 2017-2019

Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California - 2012-2015

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Awards and Honors
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Recipient 2019 - Present
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Recipient 2017 - 2019
  • Graduate Student Representative for the incoming class of Fall 2017
  • Cycling
  • Music Production