Richard H. Lampman, Director of HP Labs, to Retire in 2007 After 35 Years with HP
December 8, 2006
Lampman, 61, runs research activities in six labs around the world, with the objectives of providing leading-edge technologies to HP's businesses and creating new technology-based business opportunities.
Memory Spot selected for Scientific American 50
The Memory Spot wireless data chip has been named to the magazine's annual list of 50 top inventions.
Lempel awarded IEEE Hamming Medal for pioneering work in data compression
Abraham Lempel, co-author of a widely used data-compression algorithm, has received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, presented for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology.
Data compression expert named IEEE Fellow
Marcelo Weinberger, who is widely recognized for his work in the theory and practice of data compression, has been selected as a Fellow by the IEEE.
Memory Spot chip wins Popular Science award
Memory Spot, a wireless data chip that could help bridge the physical and digital worlds, received a 2006 "Best Of What’s New" award in general innovation from Popular Science Magazine.
Imaging technology helps crack ancient mystery
Researchers used a technique known as reflectance imaging to help decode the Antikythera Mechanism, believed to be the world's oldest computer.
Getting smart about data center cooling
Soaring energy costs and rising demand for servers has IT managers looking for more efficient ways to keep their data centers cool. HP Labs research is providing answers.
HP researchers among ACM's first Distinguished Members
Hans Boehm and Rob Schreiber have been selected for a new ACM honor recognizing scientists for their contributions to everyday life.
HP, SAP Form Research Collaboration
HP and SAP AG will collaborate on research aimed at improving the flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of IT systems for businesses of all sizes.
Escape from the Tower of London
HP researchers and Tower of London staff are piloting a location-aware adventure game in which visitors help virtual prisoners to escape.
HP Creates RFID technology for tracking data center assets
Researchers have successfully tested experimental technology designed to automatically monitor data center assets with a major U.S. midwest retailer.
Energy-efficient computing pioneer is newest HP Fellow
Chandrakant Patel, who intiated HP's groundbreaking research into energy management for data centers, chips and systems, is the newest HP Fellow, joining a group of the company's most distinguished scientists.
Making sense of storage management
Researchers are automating enterprise storage management to speed access, increase reliability and reduce costs.
Industry group bringing the rigors of science to IT service delivery
Large-scale IT projects are incredibly difficult to build and control. This week, scientists from HP Labs, IBM, Oxford University and elsewhere gather to work toward a solution.
Free interactive mobile learning resource available for schools
HP and Futurelab, a nonprofit learning company, have launched a free tool that lets students and teachers create digital, mobile, multimedia experiences known as mediascapes to provide location-based learning.
A*STAR Set Up Second Joint Research Lab
HP Labs and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research have
established a joint research project to help provide improved technologies for
multimedia streaming. It’s the second agreement between the two organizations
» Computerworld honors go to IT resource allocation system, Semantic Web toolkit
A virtualized market-based system for allocating computer resources developed by HP Labs has received a Computerworld Horizon Award, an honor given to cutting-edge technologies. HP Labs' Jena Semantic Web toolkit earned an honorable mention.
»Information Theory paper wins IEEE prize
A paper by a team of HP Labs researchers and their colleagues has received the IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Joint Paper Award.
HP Labs is using a model-based approach to develop IT systems that are more automated,
less prone to errors and more agile and predictable.
»Tiny wireless chip could link
digital, physical worlds
Researchers have developed a wireless data chip that could revolutionize the
way you think about paper and other physical objects. Less than half the size
of a grain of rice, the device makes it possible to attach digital information
to any surface, object or document.
» Predicting the future -- with
Researchers are using the tools of economics to help businesses better predict
quarterly revenues, expected demand for a product and other future events.
technology, real benefits
Researchers hope to make virtualization of IT resources a widespread reality.
Efforts include automating virtual data-center management and finding ways to
lock in reliability.
Xen : Project aims to develop open-source software for virtualization
HP and other IT industry leaders are working to develop Xen, an open-source virtualization
and A*STAR Establish Shared Services Platform Laboratory in Singapore
HP and the Singapore government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research
(A*STAR) will establish a joint research project in Singapore to help enable
the next-generation data center.
makeover : HP and Warner Bros. give old films new life
Although classic films are easily damaged with age, few have been restored because
the process has been both painstaking and costly. Now HP and Warner Bros. are
automating the process and yielding some spectacular results.
»Building the next generation of IT
Dick Lampman, director of HP Labs, describes research into next-generation data centers, Grid for the enterprise,
commercial printing, quantum cryptography and more at the Technology @ Work conference in Berlin.
» "Supply chain" for
digital media: Enhanced system a pipeline for global media distribution
HP's Digital Media Platform -- a media storage, management and distribution tool
born in HP Labs -- now offers greater automation, resiliency and global capabilities,
thanks to additional contributions from researchers.
new research : Dick Lampman, director of HP Labs, on customer-focused
The director of HP Labs talks about a new model for research occuring "at
the intersection of science and technology." He also discusses commercializing
research and funding R&D in the post-boom era.
targets "next billion customers" with technologies for growing economies
Technologies created by HP Labs India are designed to help grow opportunities in rapidly expanding economies by adapting to the needs of non-Western languages,
unique infrastructures, and indigenous cultures and customs.
fakes : HP Labs helps counter the proliferation of counterfeit goods
The counterfeiting of drugs, electronics, luxury goods, cigarettes and more has become a worldwide problem. Researchers are finding ways to use sophisticated printing technologies to counter the counterfeiters.
announces gesture-based keyboard
A new gesture-based keyboard lets users to record and store text in the Kannada
script directly onto a computer using a pen. This could make computing easier
for people who may not understand English or know how to type.
» HP extends grid leadership to
HP is supporting ChinaGrid, one of the world's largest
grid computing implementations, with technology and
research resources. The Chinese government's grid
initiative is intended to extend information technology
resources and services to thousands of researchers
and the more than 290 million students in the country's
» 40 years of contribution
Whether engineers are exploring new computing architectures, color printing technologies or quantum computing, their sites remain set on one goal: making a contribution.
This story recounts the origins of HP Labs.
» 40 innovations that counted
Throughout its history, HP Labs has created or contributed significantly to technological
innovations that have had a major impact on the industry. In honor of the lab's
40th anniversary, we compiled a list of 40 of the most significant.
» HP Outlines Future Vision at 40th Anniversary of HP Labs
HP kicked off a year-long observation of the 40th anniversary of HP Labs, the
company's central research organization, and outlined an ambitious, far-reaching
vision for the future of information and communications technology.
» University relations
director wins engineering education award
Lueny Morell, director, University Relations for Latin America, has been honored
for her work developing an undergraduate
engineering education program that encourages hands-on learning to address industry challenges.
» Energy-aware computing:
New ways to keep cool
There are two primary ways to reduce the costs of cooling data centers: Design
more energy-efficient data centers and design machines that generate less heat.
HP Labs is developing both.
printing's next big thing : It's all digital, all the time
HP researchers are working to automate HP's Indigo digital presses to lower cost,
increase speed and image quality, and simplify press operation. The goal: To
transform the commercial printing industry into an all-digital, Web-enabled business.
and Hitachi to Collaborate on Security and Privacy Research
The research collaboration will focus on two primary themes: authenticating
users and devices to improve security inside networks and the use of digital
to guarantee the authenticity of document content.
» HP Earns No. 3 Spot on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Top 10 Ranking
HP was awarded 1,797 patents last year, bringing its total holdings to
about 15,000 patents in the United States and 30,000 worldwide.
model solution : Advanced tools for improving IT service contracts
Reseachers in HP Labs Bristol, UK, are using sophisticated mathematical
models and scenario planning to produce better IT service contracts.
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