HP appoints Dr. Min Wang as Director of HP Labs China

Min Wang

Palo Alto, December, 2009 – HP announced that Dr. Min Wang has been appointed director of HP Labs China, located in Beijing.

Dr. Wang’s appointment is effective January 4, 2010. She will report directly to Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of research and director of HP Labs.

Dr. Wang will be responsible for leading the research activities for HP Labs China, focusing on the web and rich content technology research, aiming to turn data on the web and in organizations into valuable information. The specific research areas include data intensive computing, large scale data management, data mining, high performance computing, web structure and usage mining, content classification and clustering, information extraction, video understanding and processing.

Prior to joining HP, Dr. Wang led a distinguished, 10 year career at IBM Research, most recently as a Research Staff Member and the manager of the Unified Data Analytics Department at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York, where she pursued her research interests in database systems and information management.

Over the course of her career at IBM, she has led several projects in the areas of Query Processing and Optimization for relational, XML, and streaming data, Information Integration, Electronic Commerce and Database Security, including the design and implementation of a significant component in DB2 9 pureXML release. She received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from IBM for her contribution to DB2 pureXML in 2007.

In 2009, she received the ACM SIGMOD 2009 Test of Time Award for her 1999 SIGMOD paper, "Approximate Computation of Multidimensional Aggregates of Sparse Data Using Wavelets” (with one co-author). The award acknowledges the best paper from the SIGMOD conference proceedings 10 years prior, based on the criterion of identifying the paper that has had the most impact (research, products, methodology) over the intervening decade. In 2008, she received the Best Paper Award (DKE 25Year Award) at the 27th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2008) (with two co-authors). She holds 12 patents (out of 34 filed patents) in the areas of Query Optimization, Approximate Query Processing, Electronic Commerce, Database Security, and Data Mining. Dr. Wang also served as co-chair of the IBM Research Professional Interest Community on Data Management (DM PIC), and participated as referee, review board member, and program committee member for several leading conferences, journals and workshops in the area of information management.

She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Duke University and the B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Computer Science, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She has published or presented broadly in the areas of database systems and information management.