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Summer 2014 interns at HP Labs – Yiting Xia

Yiting_web.jpgYiting Xia grew up in the North East of China in the city of Shenyang and majored in telecoms engineering at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Now entering the fourth year of her Ph.D. program in computer science at Rice University, Xia plans to focus her thesis research on optical networking. “I’m interested in how you integrate optical technologies into the data center to accelerate transmission,” she says. When Xia has spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and adding to her already-impressive cooking skills.


HP: Is what you are pursuing this summer related to your Ph.D. work?

It is. Here, I’m also working on integrating optical technologies into datacenters. My project is about how to use inexpensive optical switches in data centers to facilitate run time configuration of the wiring, which should give us lower deployment costs, better fault tolerance, and higher traffic flows.

HP Labs-developed DNS logging security solution showcased at HP Protect 2014



A novel HP security solution, based on research conducted at HP Labs and enabling the detection of hitherto invisible attacks on enterprise networks, was front and center at HP’s Protect 2014 security event in Washington, D.C. this week.


Called out by Senior VP and GM of HP Enterprise Security Products, Art Gilliland, in his conference keynote, the new HP DNS Logging technology is helping speed the detection of malware that typically remains hidden for months, or even years, before it is activated and discovered.


The technology deploys algorithms developed by HP Labs researchers to sift through vast logs of network traffic to find and map out anomalous traffic patterns that can then be checked by security specialists.

Summer 2014 interns at HP Labs – Tosiron Adegbija

Tosiron-Adegbija_2014_web.jpgTosiron Adegbija is almost done with his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida, from which he also received his M.Sc. Before moving to Gainesville, Adegbija studied electrical engineering at the University of Ilorin, in Ilorin, Nigeria, where he also grew up. As the son of two professors and younger brother to two high-achieving siblings, “I’m currently the least educated person in my family, other than my younger brother” he jokes. Adegbija loves to travel, read, and play music in his spare time.


HP: Can you tell us about your Ph.D. thesis research?

My thesis has to do with the dynamic optimization of embedded systems – I work with trying to determine variability in applications and then optimizing the hardware they run on, based on that variability. I’m trying to improve the energy consumption and overall performance of low-powered devices like mobile phones and small computers.

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.


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