Awards and Honors

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Awards and Honors

Behind every one of our breakthroughs are world-class technologists from across the globe – talented men and women with a range of backgrounds and skills. Our researchers are among the most distinguished in their fields – and it shows. They’ve received some of the highest honors in science and engineering, including the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics and the Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology.

Our team includes three HP Senior Fellows and eight HP Fellows, eight IEEE Fellows, as well as fellows and distinguished members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology among many other professional societies.

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Bernardo Huberman

leads research in information dynamics, examining the relationship between the local actions and the global behavior of large distributed systems, such as the Internet. Huberman, a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, is one of the creators of the field of ecology of computation.

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Chandrakant Patel

known for his pioneering work in energy-efficient computing, is responsible for strategically engaging in thermo-mechanical research for future microprocessors, workstations, servers and data centers. His research now focuses on developing a "smart" data center that integrates power, cooling and system architecture.

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Stan Williams

leads HP's quantum science research, exploring new approaches to nanometer-scale electronics that could become the integrated circuits of the future. Among other honors, Williams is a winner of the Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology and the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics.

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Ray Beausoleil

is recognized for his groundbreaking work in the area of nanophotonics for integrated circuit applications. He was the key technical contributor to the launch of HP Labs' Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory's optical interconnects program.

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Kirk Bresniker

is recognized as a leading technologist in the field of modular system architectures. A decade-long effort on his part led to a new category of integrated hardware and software offerings known as Blade Servers. Prior to and during his work on Blade Servers, Bresniker was a key contributor on every entry level and mid-range PA-RISC and Integrity SMP systems. He has also been a lead contributor to HP’s industry standard presence in the areas of telecommunications.

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Paolo Faraboschi

is recognized for his work on highly-parallel systems, virtualization, simulation, compilers, VLIW architectures, low-power servers, and system-on-chip (SoC). His research on simulation conceived and architected the COTSon tool, developed it with AMD, and used it in HP Labs for data center research.

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Goetz Graefe

is one of the most accomplished and influential technologists in the areas of database query optimization and query processing. He is currently pursuing research in business intelligence, specifically on improving robustness, reliability and total cost of ownership of HP's business intelligence products.

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Tim Marsland

Is recognized as an industry-leading technologist who’s worked in both academia and industry primarily on systems software. His research interests also include distributed systems, virtualization, and machine learning applications, as well as technologies to harness the “Internet of Things.”

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Janice Nickel

is recognized as an expert in the field of emerging non-volatile memory technologies. She has played a central role in the development of the memristor and of a set of automated memory circuit testing procedures, data bases and result visualization.

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Steve Simske

is recognized as a worldwide thought and research leader for security printing and imaging. Using the intersection of security, printing technologies and image-based reading technologies, Steve has created new businesses in supply chain, product/customer interaction, data hosting and analytics for HP.

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Andrew Wheeler

is recognized for his expertise in computer architecture, embedded computing, VLSI design, system architecture and enterprise computing. He was part of was of a select team that pioneered research in the area of image processing by developing automated mail processing systems used throughout the United States Postal Service.

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Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame aims to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers and technical leaders in Silicon Valley who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley community.

Chandrakant Patel

For his pioneering work in the design of IT infrastructures and in the application of IT for solving societal problems. (2013)

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Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Officer

The Order of the British Empire is the order of chivalry of British democracy. Valuable service is the only criterion for the award, and the Order is now used to reward service in a wide range of useful activities .

Martin Sadler

For services to science (2013)

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Glenn T. Seaborg Medal, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Honors individuals for exceptional scientific contributions to chemistry and biochemistry.

Stan Williams

Founding Director of HP's Quantum Science Research (QSR) group, Williams has achieved major advances in the field of nanotechnology. (2007)

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Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, Foresight Nanotech Institute

Nanotechnology's highest honor recognizes achievements that contribute to the development of the science.

Stan Williams and Phil Kuekes

For building a molecular switch, a major step toward their long-term goal of building entire memory chips that are just a hundred nanometers wide - smaller than a bacterium (2000)

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Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

Established by the editors of Applied Physics A and Applied Physics B to recognize scientists who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics.

Stan Williams

For outstanding achievements in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology and its applications (2000)

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Fellow

Recognizes an extraordinary record of accomplishments that contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology.

Paolo Faraboschi

(2014)
For his contribution to embedded processor architecture & system-on-chip technology.

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Puneet Sharma

(2014)
For contributions to the design of scalable networking, software defined networks and energy efficiency in data centers.

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Erik Ordentlich

(2011)
For contributions to universal algorithms and data compression.

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Dejan Milojicic

(2010)
For contributions to distributed systems software and mobile programming abstractions. He is also president for 2013 of the IEEE Computer Society.

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Michael Schlansker

(2009)
For contributions to architectures and compilers that exploit instruction-level parallelism.

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Chandrakant Patel

(2008)
For leadership in thermal and energy management in data centers.

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Jack Brassil

(2005)
For contributions to computer networking and the communication theoretic analysis of information-hiding and privacy systems.

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David Lee

(1997)
For contributions to theory and industrial applications of the design and testing of communication protocols.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Fellow

Recognizes outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

Rob Schreiber

A leader in the fields of high-performance computing languages, compilers, machine architecture, and algorithms (2006)

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Distinguished Member

Recognizes significant accomplishments or impact in the computing field as an educator, engineer or scientist.

Terrence Kelly

(2013)

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Kimberly Keeton

(2012)

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Puneet Sharma

(2011)

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Martin Arlitt

(2010)

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Ludmila Cherkasova

(2009)

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Dejan Milojicic

(2008)

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Michael Schlansker

(2007)

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Fellow

Elected by their peers, AAAS Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Bernardo Huberman

For seminal contributions to the study of complexity in distributed computational systems (2004)

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American College of Medical Informatics (AMIA)

Fellow

AMIA Fellows are elected in recognition of their significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics.

Jaap Suermondt

For expertise and contributions in biomedical informatics (2009)

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American Physical Society (APS)

Fellow

Recognizes members who have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication, or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Bernardo Huberman

For theoretical discoveries of novel phenomena in many condensed matter systems -ranging from superionic conductors to turbulent solids (1981)

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Warren Jackson

For work developing photothermal deflection spectroscopy and work on amorphous silicon (1991)

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Fellow

Awarded for outstanding achievement in imaging science or engineering.

Steve Simske

For his leadership and innovation in the area of security printing and imaging. (2010)

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Nathan Moroney

For his contributions to scientific experimentation, practical application and standardization of innovative color imaging technologies. (2008)

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Fellow

Recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to industrial and applied mathematics, including excellence in industrial work, excellence in educational activities that reach a broad audience, or other forms of excellence directly related to the goals of SIAM.

Robert Schreiber

For contributions to parallel and high performance computing, and algorithms for matrix computations. (2010)

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellowships recognize the outstanding contributions made by individuals to the life and work of the College or to education generally.

Martin Sadler

In recognition for his support of a close working relationship between HP Labs and Royal Holloway. (2014)

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Scientific and Technical Award ("technical Oscar")

Bill Holland

For contributions to the motion picture industry in the field of motion control technology (1988)

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CRN

The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2014

Martin Fink – for disrupting the way that technology hardware is introduced. (2014)

Computerworld

Horizon Award
Recognizes companies developing innovative, promising technologies that hold the potential to significantly affect enterprises in the near future

Memory Spot wireless data chip (2007)

Tycoon IT resource allocation system (2006)

Jena Semantic Web toolkit (honorable mention) (2006)

Molecular-scale cross-bar electronics (honorable mention) (2005)

Design News

2010 Golden Mouse Trap Award for HP’s MEMS Accelerometer

Deutches Museum, Munich

Memristor featured in the nanotechnology exhibit.

EE Times

CeNSE MEMS accelerometer selected for EE Times’ ACE Awards for “Most Promising New Technology of 2010

Electronics Design, Strategy, News (EDN)

EDN Innovation Award in the Accelerometer category: Digital MEMS accelerometer, Hewlett-Packard (2010)

Fast Company

An annual list of the 100 most creative people in business.

Sitaram Asur - for finding value in social media streams. (2011)

FlexTech Alliance

2010 FLEXI Award: HP Labs’ Self-Aligning Imprint Lithography (SAIL) process recognized.

KGO-TV Profiles in Excellence Award

Northern California's ABC affiliate recognizes community leaders and trailblazers in the region.

Chandrakant Patel - for leadership in science, technology, and education (2007)

New York Times Magazine

10th Annual Year in Ideas: Social Media as Social Index highlights social media influence algorithm.

Popular Science

Best of what's new – general innovation

Honors innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but change the way we think about the future.

Memory Spot wireless data chip (2006)

ReadWriteWeb

CeNSE named among “Top 10 Internet of Things Development of 2010

Scientific American

Scientific American 50 Annual list of 50 technologies that demonstrate outstanding leadership in science and technology.

Memory Spot wireless data chip (2006)

Nanoscale circuits (2005)

Advancements in molecular electronics and nanoimprint lithography (2002)

Wall Street Journal

Global Technology Innovation in Semiconductors, runner up

Quantum Science Research – for the molecular crossbar latch - a technology that may be able to replace transistors (2005)