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Distinguished Technologist Kave Eshghi returns to HP Labs to develop novel analytics for The Machine

Kave-Eshghi_RL_crop.jpgAfter working with Google for the past 18 months, cloud computing pioneer Kave Eshghi returns to HP Labs this week to help drive information and analytics research in support of The Machine, the company’s major research initiative to reinvent the fundamental architecture of computing.
“We’re thrilled to have Kave back in the building as a Distinguished Technologist,” says Jaap Suermondt, VP and director of HP’s Analytics Lab. “Kave is a genuine innovator who combines tireless intellectual curiosity with the patience and persistence required to see complex technology transfers across the finish line. He has led multiple projects that have had tangible business impact for HP and we’re excited to have him returning to do more of the same.”

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Guide to HP Labs sessions at HP Discover 2015



HP Discover is a unique event and opportunity to engage on the hottest trends shaping the IT industry. HP Labs will have a significant presence in Las Vegas during the three-day event in June. In addition to a demo booth, several HP Labs researchers will present their work during sessions and forums organized in one of the Discover Theaters. Following is a list of the HP Labs Discover Theater sessions and forums that you can register for if you're going to HP Discover. In the coming weeks we will preview each session with a more detailed description. Be sure to check back and register.


HP Discover Session Catalog


Discover Theater Sessions:


Amip_145x145.jpgSession DT1327 -- Unlocking the Internet of Things: HP Labs on Distributed Mesh Computing

Presenter: Amip Shah, Senior Research Manager, HP Labs
Track: Big Data
Tuesday, June 2, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Discover Theater 7


As we increasingly capture every moment digitally, it becomes even more difficult to identify and store what's valuable, while also guaranteeing privacy, security and data ownership. Join HP Labs Senior Research Scientist Amip Shah to learn how HP Labs is applying Distributed Mesh Computing and The Machine to address the challenges across the data value chain related to the Internet of Things.

High school programmers meet at HP Labs for ‘HP CodeWars Silicon Valley’



On a Saturday morning earlier this month, nearly 200 students and parent/teacher chaperones gathered at HP Labs’ Palo Alto headquarters to compete in the second annual ‘HP CodeWars Silicon Valley.’


The competition, which is run entirely by HP employee volunteers and open to all high school students, public or private, drew 57 teams of students from 19 schools, including one from Connecticut and another from Downey, near Los Angeles. They met in HP Labs’ main dining room to tackle a set of 20 coding challenges using Java, JavaScript, C/C++/C#, or Python.


HP Labs storage research wins USENIX’s 2015 FAST ‘Test of Time’ award



A 2002 paper authored by current and former HP Labs researchers recently received the coveted ‘Test of Time Award’ from FAST, the Conference on File and Storage Systems sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association. It was accepted by five of the six co-authors at the 2015 FAST conference in Santa Clara, California on February 18th.


USENIX ‘Test of Time’ awards recognize research papers that have had “a lasting impact” in their relevant fields and that were presented at a USENIX conference at least 10 years ago.


The HP paper, presented at the very first FAST conference in January, 2002 in Monterey, California and titled “Hippodrome: running circles around storage administration,” offered a novel approach to the challenge of storage system configuration, suggesting how automated iteration could replace what had hitherto been an error-filled and time-consuming manual design process.

Energizing Young Women to Become High-Tech Innovators


HP Labs researchers Cat Graves, Susan Spence and Niru Kumari at the 2015 Women's Innovation Council forum in Half Moon Bay, California


The Women’s Innovation Council was founded in 2013 to provide women technology leaders with a collaborative forum to drive and share technology innovations to make a difference in their businesses and communities.

Last week, HP brought together more than 45 of the most prominent female CEO, CIO and CTOs at a forum in Half Moon Bay, California, to harness the power of the Council and its network to energize girls and young women to become the next generation of high-tech innovators.

Since its launch in 2013, the forum has exposed the council to leading edge innovations in the tech sector, and this year was no exception. HP’s CTO Martin Fink was invited to share his insights into The Machine, HP Lab’s ambitious research project to reinvent computers and computing. 

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