Meichun Hsu

Meichun Hsu
Director, Intelligent Information Management 
Palo Alto


Meichun Hsu is director of Intelligent Information Management, focused on enabling near real-time business intelligence with robust, scalable data management, data-intensive analytics and processes, and fusion of structured and unstructured information.

Hsu came to HP Labs with more than 20 years of experience in academic research and industrial R&D. Most recently, she was senior vice president of engineering at Commerce One Inc., where she led the engineering team creating a new business service platform.

Prior to Commerce One, Hsu spent four years at HP Labs, where she built and managed the data mining solutions department. Earlier, she managed a technology consulting practice at EDS/A.T.Kearney, and was the chief architect of Workflow Infrastructure at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she delivered the ObjectFlow product, Digital's business process management platform.

Prior to her career in industrial research and development, Hsu was a member of Computer Science Faculty at Harvard University, with a research focus in database systems and distributed systems. She received Harvard University's Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award in 1990.

Hsu has published widely in the area of database and transaction systems, workflow systems, data mining, and Web service platforms. She holds more than 20 patents in these areas, and in 2001, received the prestigious 10-year best paper award (with two co-authors) from the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases.

Hsu received her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research interests

Database and transaction systems, workflow systems, data mining, Web service platforms


Meichun has published more than 70 technical papers.


International Conference of Very Large Databases (VLDB)

10-year paper award (2001), awarded to authors of papers that have had the most impact 10 years after first publication ("A Transaction Model for Long-Running Activities,"  Proc. of the 17th Int. Conf. on Very Large Databases, 1991 )

Harvard University Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award (1990)

an award granted annually to three faculty members at Harvard College

Professional Activities

  • Current  program committees of Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Very Large Databases (VLDB), Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), and ACM SIGMOD Conference. 
  • Past associate editor for several technical publications including IEEE Data Engineering, International Journal of Web Services, and International Journal on Parallel and Distributed Databases.


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