Awards and honors

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The real power of HP Labs is its people. 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 five HP Fellows, seven IEEE Fellows, as well as fellows and distinguished members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery and many other professional societies.

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Professional Societies

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Professional societies dedicated to advancing general science, electrical engineering, imaging science, optics, physics, mathematics and other technical disciplines have named our scientists as Fellows or otherwise honored them for outstanding achievements.
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HP Fellows

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HP Senior Fellows

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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.

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.

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.

 

HP Fellows

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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High honors

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Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, Foresight Nanotech Institute

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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)

 

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

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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)
 

Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

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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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Society Fellowships

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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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)

 

American College of Medical Informatics (AMIA)

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» Jaap Suermondt – for expertise and contributions in biomedical informatics (2009)

 

American Physical Society (APS)

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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)

Warren Jackson – for work developing photothermal deflection spectroscopy and work on amorphous silicon (1991)

 

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

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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)

» Nathan Moroney – for his contributions to scientific experimentation, practical application and standardization of innovative color imaging technologies. (2008)

 

Society for Industry and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

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» Robert Schreiber – for contributions to parallel and high performance computing, and algorithms for matrix computations. (2010)

 
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Professional Societies - Awards

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Scientific and Technical Award ("technical Oscar")

Bill Holland – for contributions to the motion picture industry in the field of motion control technology (1988)

 

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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Fellow
» Rob Schreiber – a leader in the fields of high-performance computing languages, compilers, machine architecture, and algorithms (2006)

Distinguished Member
» Terrence Kelly – For contributions to concurrency bug fixing, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and performance analysis (2013)
» Kimberly Keeton – (2012)
» Puneet Sharma – (2011)
» Martin Arlitt – For contributions to Web workload characterization and performance evaluation (2010)
» Ludmila Cherkasova – (2009)
» Dejan Milojicic – (2008)
» Michael Schlansker – (2007)

 
 
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Media

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Computerworld

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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

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2010 Golden Mouse Trap Award for HP’s MEMS Accelerometer

 

Deutches Museum, Munich

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Memristor featured in the nanotechnology exhibit.

 

EE Times

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

 

Electronics Design, Strategy, News (EDN)

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

 

Fast Company

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

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

 

FlexTech Alliance

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Industry Week

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Technology of the Year
Recognizes developments that show great potential for redirecting business opportunities and creating new growth in the manufacturing world.

Molecular electronics research (2002)

 

KGO-TV Profiles in Excellence Award

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

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

 

MIT's Technology Review

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Top Young Innovators under 35
An annual list of 35 innovators under the age of 35 judged to exemplify the spirit of innovation in business, technology and the arts.

» David Fattal – for 3D imaging and video without the use of glasses on mobile devices. (2013)

 

MIT's Technology Review India

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Technology Review India has anchored TRI Grand Challenges aimed at finding innovative technologies and solutions relevant to solving some of the most urgent challenges facing the Indian nation.

 HP Labs India SiteonMobile and Future of School Vision projects are among the seven winners of “Grand Challenges for Technologists in India.” (2011)

 

New York Times Magazine

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

Popular Science

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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

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Scientific American

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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)

 

Small Times

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Best of Small Tech - Researcher of the Year

» Phil Kuekes – for contributions to the nanoscale crossbar latch and other advances (2005)

 

Wall Street Journal

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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)