Labs researchers win TV award
An HP Labs research team has won two
technology awards from the UK’s prestigious
Royal Television Society for its work on the BBC's Coast
director named to Hall of Fame
Neerja Raman, director of strategic planning for imaging and printing,
HP Labs, is one of six 2005 inductees into the Women in Technology International
dial for content: Mobile-phone technology aims to provide
instant access to location-based services and information
Researchers want to make retrieving information as easy as snapping
photos or speed dialing your friends. The idea is to offer content
related to your immediate environment by equipping camera phones
with barcode readers that can instantly access services and information.
announces China research lab
HP announced it has established a research laboratory in China
where it will collaborate with both the public and private sectors
to develop future information management systems.
» HP to seed next-generation data center research at Russian institute
HP announced it will provide a next-generation data center to the
prestigious Kurchatov Institute to conduct research into future
utility computing systems.
education dilemma : Experimental solution is high tech and affordable
HP Labs is leading an effort create digital libraries aimed to
extending access to educational materials to millions of students
in India and possibly around the world.
researchers aim to enhance learning experience on college campuses
HP announced that its researchers in India
are developing a system to enhance the value of educational
TV channels by coupling them to digital libraries.
» HP Labs named to Scientific American 50
HP Labs has been named as a Business Leader within the 2005 Scientific American 50 – the magazine's prestigious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.
HP Labs was honored for its contributions in building nanoscale circuits.
» Afraid to make risky
business decisions? Two HP Labs researchers want to offer you insurance
Most organizations consider risk-taking to be essential to their
success, yet few have policies to encourage it. Researchers have
developed a novel idea they call "decision insurance" that
could help solve this problem.
» Quantum science researchers
win two more awards
Researchers in molecular electronics at HP Labs, already the recipients of more than a half-dozen awards, have been honored by The Wall Street Journal and by Small Times magazine.
» Computing with light?
Scientific breakthrough a step toward quantum computing
HP Labs researchers' work using light particles rather than electrons
for quantum information processing holds promise for someday
developing faster, more powerful and more
secure computer networks.
the Lab: Dramatically lowering IT costs, bidding for compute resources,
a "virus-safe" desktop
The director of HP Labs outlines a technologies aimed at helping customers
cut costs and run IT more efficiently, enhance security and flexibly produce low-cost, short-run printed materials
with the quality of expensive offset printing.
scientist named to "top 50" list by influential Hispanic
Cipriano (Pano) Santos has been named one of the
50 most influential Hispanics in technology and business in the United States
by the publishers of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine.
» City streets transformed:
Stories come to life in San Francisco experiment
HP Labs, San Francisco public broadcasting station KQED and San Francisco Bay
Area artists collaborated on Scape the Hood, an experiment that combines storytelling
and emerging technology by overlaying a digital landscape on the physical world.
»Nanotechnology research pioneer named to national advisory board
Stan Williams, HP Senior Fellow and director of Quantum Science Research, has been named to a new nanotechnology advisory board designed to help anticipate and manage possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.
» Going mobile: Streaming
video, new gaming services and more coming to your cellular phone
Cellular phones that help you shop, interactive gaming on your phone and face-to-face
communications any time, anywhere – welcome to the new, mobile world envisioned
by researchers in HP's Mobile and Media Systems Lab.
» The 21st century research
lab: HP Labs Director offers a peek at some work in progress
What if you could buy compute power in a worldwide auction . .
. no matter what size or type of business you run? What if inexpensive,
electronic posters and billboards
were sharp as today’s glossy magazines? What if computers were as small
as grains of sand? The director of HP Labs offers a behind-the-scenes look at
these and other projects in the works at HP's central research lab.
business of bidding: Reinventing auctions for better results
Mix economics with game theory, decision analysis and some smart
PhDs, and you get an auction design tool that has helped HP save
$1 billion – and counting – in
research: Experimental "game" helps
Ford save time, money
Experimental economists at HP Labs have helped the company improve revenue forecasting
and design new incentive programs for retailers, and they've explored such questions
as pricing contracts and currency fluctuations. But they aren't keeping their
expertise to themselves: They've also worked with partners like Ford Motor Co.
huge among patents for the tiny
HP's patent portfolio for micro- and nanoelectronics
has been named the strongest in the U.S. , according to an independent survey.
the peaks: Market-based systems help manage demand
A reservations system allows people to pay up front to keep
a resource (say an airline ticket, or computing power in a data
center) available to them at some
point in the future. The price they pay to hold that resource for peak times
is less than if they bought it at the time they actually needed it.
privacy : Building in safeguards for personal data
With security breaches and online fraud on the rise, consumers,
businesses and government organizations are growing more concerned
about protecting individuals'
privacy. A team at HP Labs is working on tools to make it easier for businesses
to do just that.
» VLIW Pioneer: HP Senior
Fellow Josh Fisher
Josh Fisher talks about how he drew inspiration from an early
college lecture for what became the VLIW computer architecture,
offers an update on his current activities and discusses his passion
for a high-energy Japanese video game.
» Do the right thing:
Experimental tool builds trust, tracks compliance
The Bristol team’s trust project is part of HP's work on utility computing,
a concept that would give companies on-demand access to a large pool of resources,
such as processing power, storage and bandwidth.
» Experimental display research featured at prestious science event
researchers join Nobel Prize Laureates at major conference
Researchers demonstrated HP's world-leading research in print-quality plastic displays at the United Kingdom's premier scientific institution, the Royal Society in London.
HP Senior Fellow R. Stanley Williams and three HP Labs researchers
joined 47 Nobel Laureates and more than 650 other accomplished scientists at
Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting. HP is a sponsor of the event.
have just scratched the surface"
HP Labs' Dick Lampman talks about how HP experience and innovation
are coming together to create new uses for product-tracking technology.
Fellow wins most influential paper award
Norm Jouppi, a Fellow in HP Labs' Mobile and Media Systems Lab,
has won this year's ACM/IEEE Influential Paper Award for work
he presented at the
Symposium on Computer Architecture in 1990.
» "Me" TV: HP
Labs researchers explore customized TV viewing experience
A small team of fellow researchers in the HP Consumer Applications
and Systems Lab, he’s been asking how the TV viewing experience might become highly
personalized to match a viewer’s interests.
» Virus-safe computing
Want to know why we can't rid ourselves of viruses? It isn't because
there are more attacks or that they're more malicious. It's your
operating system: No,
not just Windows, but Linux and Unix and Mac and any other widely used OS.
back in TIME
Early last year, HP set out to digitize the entire 80-year print
run of TIME magazine, one of the world's most widely read publications.
» Upgrading the Internet with PlanetLab
HP scientists collaborate with researchers worldwide to build
a better Internet
The BMW WilliamsF1 auto-racing team was in a fix. New racing
regulations for 2005 required changes to its cars that could
have reduced nearly 30 percent of
the car's total downforce.
Herring reporters to test experimental storytelling technology
Reporters from Red Herring magazine are set to try
out a new HP Labs multimedia storytelling
service at the publication's Spring 2005 conference
on cutting-edge companies and technologies.
» Plug-and-play: Experimental
storage system is flexible, reliable -- and commodity-based
HP Labs researchers are working on an answer that could
replace the inflexible storage systems of today with a
designed to quickly accommodate
a fast-growing organization's changing storage needs.
innovation: It's what our customers value
HP Labs' Dick Lampman discusses research in IT automation, security,
digital media management and more.
magic: HP research helps transform film, TV distribution
Movies and TV shows by entertainment giants Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers
will soon make use of a system originated in HP Labs that dramatically alters
how studios create and distribute movies and television programs.
» Star power: Experimental
HP services help up-and-coming animators shine
Animated Encounters, the Bristol International Animation Festival,
is the biggest annual gathering of animation talent in the UK and
a chance for professionals to talk about the tools of their trade – most
of which are computer-based these days.
HP wins DARPA contract to improve Internet reliability in
critical, rugged environments
: HP researchers to contribute expertise
HP has won a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA) to develop technologies to improve the performance
of mission-critical computer networks used in combat and other vital
operations. A key aspect of this will be HP Labs' efforts to create
new approaches to the way Internet traffic is detected and routed.
for emerging economies : HP Labs India creates technologies
for the world's developing regions
Western soft drinks or laundry soap can be sold in developing nations with little
more than a change in the packaging, but when it comes to Information Technology,
things get a lot more complicated.
digital signal processing expert named HP Fellow
Ronald Schafer, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on digital signal processing, has joined HP Labs as the newest HP Fellow.
» Agent of change: Automated tools
from HP research aim to reduce cost, difficulty of IT changes
Researchers may have an answer in an experimental tool that aims to turn
IT systems into flexible resource utilities by delivering on-demand computational
resources to applications or services.
A lightweight grid for computing's have-nots
Grid computing has the potential to transform everything from drug discovery
to aerospace design to analyzing stock portfolios but, until recently, its
benefits were confined to regions where computing infrastructure is plentiful.
HP is working
with researchers in Brazil to change that --- exploring new technologies
that could bring the advantages of grid computing to some of computing's
» Eliminating the Need for Transistors : HP researchers
are reinventing the computer at the molecular scale
HP Researchers have proven that a technology
they invented could replace the transistor - the fundamental building block
of computers for the last half century - leading to a new way
to construct computers
in the future.
going : New technology saves battery life on mobile devices
HP Researchers have come up with an answer for mobile devices
that not only reduces power usage but enhances usability as well.
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