George Forman @ Hewlett-Packard Labs

I am a computer science researcher in the Data Mining and Machine Learning group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.   I work on techniques for automated classification, e.g. technology that learns to categorize documents into a topic hierarchy based on a small number of training examples given by humans, or to recognize computer systems that are likely to fail based on their past failures.  Repeatedly I find that applying such technologies to real-world business problems often leads to fixable robustness issues & opportunities for substantial performance improvement.  Hence, HP Labs is an excellent place for technology research as well as business impact.

My company-external web contents:

  1. External Publications: machine learning, data mining, parallel computing, mobile computing
  2. My graduate work was at Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.  My dissertation was in mobile computing/resource-variable environments.  I also worked a fair amount in parallel programming-- try out the ongoing ZPL parallel language & compiler.
  3. I am not the famous boxer who advertises an excellent grill.  Here is some fan mail I have received for him.  Once I even got a challenge to a re-match from the famous Larry Holmes.
  4. Rather than forward humor, let's just put some of our favorites on the web: Haiku error messagesHidden word processor options
  5. A brain teaser 

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