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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.

Adrian Shaw talks about SECURED – a European project to improve the security of connected devices



shaw_web.jpgHP Labs is a lead partner in a three-year, collaborative research project that aims to enhance the security of all network-connected devices. Funded by the European Commission and launched in 2013, SECURity at the network EDge (SECURED) is designing an innovative architecture that offloads the execution of security applications from network endpoints, such as mobile phones, into programmable devices at the edge of the network, like home gateways, enterprise routers, and servers.


We recently caught up with Bristol-based Security and Cloud Lab researcher and chief architect for SECURED, Adrian Shaw to learn more about the project.

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Jaap Suermondt on unlocking the value of the Internet of Things



Jaap-thumbnail.jpgHow do we create a computing architecture able to deliver the full potential of the Internet of Things?


“The answer can’t be that we just build a bigger and faster cloud,” suggests Jaap Suermondt, director of HP’s Analytics Lab.  


In a presentation at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona on December 3rd titled, “Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things: HP Labs on Big Data and Distributed Mesh Computing,” Suermondt will outline how a new fundamental architecture for computers being developed at HP Labs and dubbed The Machine offers a more promising path to deriving value from a world flooded with data.


The Machine is built around advances in non-volatile memory and storage technologies, new System-on-a-Chip processors, and a new approach to networking. Crucially, it will also enable a new generation of lightweight devices with large processing power and memory-like storage, but that are low cost and use very little energy.


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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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