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Summer 2014 interns at HP Labs – Karim Habak

Karim-Habak_web.jpgKarim Habak is a second year Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, studying computer science with a specialty in systems/networking. He’s already begun his thesis work, researching mobile networks. Habak grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, where he received his B.S. in computer and systems engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria and was one of the first students to attend the city’s new Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, where he received an M.S. in computer science and engineering. When he’s not working, Habak enjoys playing soccer and running.


HP: Can you describe your project this summer?

I’m in the Networking and Mobility Lab and working on application profiling, which means measuring the performance of different applications. We do that to enable offloading some of their work to the Cloud and to generally enhance their performance on mobile devices.

HP Labs launches new website

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This week HP Labs launched its brand new website with a completely revamped look and feel. The new site is now fully intergrated into the larger family of web sections with our global header and footer.



Take a moment to visit the new site. You’ll find new and updated content and feature stories about our people and our research; and more dynamic content throughout the site, including blog and twitter feeds, a customized publications feed by research area, and multimedia content. We’re also particularly proud that the entire site reflects our people and our passion for making research real – using photographs of our sites, labs, and people to tell the HP Labs story.


Summer 2014 interns at HP Labs – Stanko Novakovic

Stanko-Novakovic_29-Jul-201.jpgStanko Novakovic has traveled from Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne to intern at HP Labs in Palo Alto this summer. A native of Zrenjanin in Serbia, Novakovic studied for his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Novi Sad before moving to Lausanne to continue his graduate work. This fall he begins the fourth year of his Ph.D. program in computer science. When he’s not working, Novakovic likes to read fiction and travel, and keeps himself fit by running and playing basketball.


HP: Can you first tell us about your general research interests?

Sure. I’m interested in many aspects of computer systems, with an emphasis on operating systems, distributed systems, and computer architecture. As part of my doctoral studies, at the moment I’m looking at cloud-based applications and services in the context of rack-scale computing systems. One of the things I’m trying to explore for example is how specific features of such systems can help us improve the performance of data center application software. Certain aspects of today’s data center infrastructure are fundamentally different from what we’re now seeing in rack-scale computers. For instance, the way we connect hardware components is often different. So, by leveraging specific features of rack-scale systems, such as faster access to non-local memory, we may be able to improve the performance of our data center software.

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Science, ideas and emerging trends: HP Labs Bristol sponsors the Cheltenham Science Festival



In June, HP Labs Bristol once again became a principal partner and sponsor of the Cheltenham Science Festival. The event attracts hundreds of celebrated scientists and academics, as well as popular figures from the world of comedy and entertainment to talk about scientific ideas and trends.


As part of its initiative to encourage an interest in science, engineering and math in the local community, HP Labs sponsored three talks during the event: Daredevil Maths, Hacking: Demonstrations of Cybercrime, and the Science of Cycling, along with hosting some Raspberry Pi workshops for participants.


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Students from Davenies School visit HP Labs Bristol



In early July, 27 year-8 (8th grade) boys and three teachers from Davenies School in Buckinghamshire visited HP Labs, Bristol.


HP Labs Research Manager Simon Shiu welcomed everyone, outlined the role of HP Labs and shared a video about HP Labs’ vision of the future of technology. 


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