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HP’s New Mechanisms and Design Lab is helping organizations get smarter about how they operate



“As we move deeper into the era of Big Data and cloud computing, opportunities for growth and innovation are opening up in surprising areas,” suggests HP Senior Fellow Bernardo Huberman.


Uncovering and then addressing some of the most promising of these opportunities is the focus of a new research group that Huberman is leading within HP Labs. The Palo Alto-based Mechanisms and Design Lab is using a multi-disciplinary approach to the creation of new services, information extraction, manipulation, and display with the aim of developing novel technologies, solutions, and even business models that promise both to make enterprises work smarter and help them develop new areas of profitability.



Workshop on Distributed Computing in R

icon_1068_1063.pngR is used by millions of data scientists. In the near future, these data scientists will have to rely on distributed computing to meet the computational demands of Big Data. Wouldn’t it be helpful if R provides simple ways to harness the power of multiple servers?


HP is hosting an R workshop January 26-27, 2015 where R users will brainstorm on this topic. The workshop is being organized by Indrajit Roy, Principal Researcher at HP Labs, and Michael Lawrence, R-core member at Genentech. A number of well-known R contributors, including members affiliated with universities, national labs, and the industry, are going to present their views at the workshop.


HP’s Niru Kumari receives the ASME EPPD 2014 ‘Women in Engineering’ award

NK_Portrait-new_web.jpgThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD) has awarded its 2014 EPPD Women in Engineering award to HP Labs researcher Niru Kumari.


The award recognizes “a women engineer with significant technical achievements in the area of electronic and photonic packaging demonstrated through papers, patents, or product development.” The EPPD group of the ASME connects US-based engineers working on the analysis, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of any kind of electronic and photonic components devices, equipment, and systems.

HP Discover Barcelona 2014 -- Visit the Discover Zone for demos of numerous HP Labs innovations

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At the heart of HP Discover 2014 is the Discover Zone – hundreds of thousands of square feet of themed pavilions showcasing HP’s latest technology and solutions. Many pavilions also featuredemos of HP products that originated as HP Labs projects, technologies and innovations.


Here are just a few of the Labs projects being shared – download our handy map of the Discover Zone to see the whole list.

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona – Research scientists discuss how HP Labs is innovating for the future



A wide-ranging panel at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona on December 4th will highlight some of the most complex challenges that enterprises face today and explore how HP Labs – HP’s central research organization and a powerful innovation engine for HP – is helping turn those challenges into opportunities.


The discussion, titled HP Labs: Inventing the Future, features Bernardo Huberman, HP Senior Fellow and Director, Mechanisms & Design, Sujata Banerjee, Distinguished Technologist and Director of SDN/Cloud Networking research at HP Labs, and Rich Friedrich, Director of System Software for The Machine. Anuneha Mewawalla, HP Labs communications, will moderate the live panel discussion.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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