HP Labs intern profiles – 2011
Hewlett-Packard has a long and proud tradition of recruiting top university students seeking to get exposure inside a high tech company like HP. This tradition is particularly well-established at HP Labs, where some of the best and brightest graduate and post-graduate students from around the world come to begin their professional development under the guidance and mentorship of some of the high tech industry's most accomplished and distinguished researchers.
HP Labs provides a unique setting for its interns to make the most of their internship. HP’s open-door policy gives all interns unimpeded access to all the researchers on site so that project details and challenges can be discussed with a wide variety of area experts. This allows the interns to broaden the scope of their research and to develop contacts and networks that will benefit them as they decide in what direction to take their professional careers.
This year, HP Labs is hosting well over 100 interns at its Palo Alto facility. The HP Labs’ website team has decided to profile some of these young and aspiring researchers through a series of short profiles and interviews.
Susan Tu is unique among HP Labs' interns this summer. While her peers are mostly already in graduate school, Tu has yet to enter college Link the title to the article page. She graduated this summer from the Harker School in San Jose, CA and will be entering Stanford University this fall.
Sudarsun Kannan majored in computer science at the Sairam Engineering College at Anna University in Chennai, India. He then moved to Georgia Tech where he studied for a master's degree in computer science and where he's now a second year PhD student.
Born and raised in Chennai, India, Shivaram Venkataraman graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He is interning with the Intelligent Infrastructure Lab, under the mentorship of researcher Indrajit Roy.
Gowtham Bellala is a final-year PhD student in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is interning with the Sustainable Ecosystems Research Group, under the mentorship of senior research scientist Manish Marwah.
Justin Meza is a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Meza grew up in Chino Hills, in Southern California. He is interning with the Intelligent Infrastructure Lab under the mentorship of senior research scientist Jichuan Chang.
Haiyi Zhu is interning at HP Labs for the first time this summer. A second-year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computing Interaction Institute, Zhu is working with Bernardo Huberman, director of HP's Social Computing Research Group.
A Bay Area native, Iris Tien is entering her fourth year as a PhD student in Systems Engineering at the University of California. She's interning with the Services Research Lab.
Lule He is a fourth year PhD student in electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University. This is He’s first internship at HP Labs.
Zhuoyao Zhang grew up in Wuxi, near Shanghai, where she attended Fudan University as an undergraduate. She's now studying for a PhD in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.