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HP Labs Innovation Research Awards


As part of the HP Labs Innovation Research Program, an open and competitive call for proposals designed to create opportunities -- at colleges, universities, and research institutes around the world -- for breakthrough collaborative research with HP, 59 professors were selected as recipients of the 2009 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards.

Building on the success of last year's inaugural program, this year HP Labs has increased the number of projects it is funding. In 2008, HP Labs awarded 45 projects at 35 institutions worldwide. This year, 60 projects from 46 universities in 12 countries will receive awards, including 31 projects that will receive a second year of funding.

Awards under the 2009 HP Labs Innovation Research Program are primarily intended to provide financial support for a graduate student to assist the Principal Investigator conducting a collaborative research project with HP Labs. Consequently, awards will provide cash support for one year in the range of $50,000 to $75,000, including any overhead.

This year's reciepients are as follows:

  • Arizona State University - USA
    Dr. K. Selcuk Candan
    Project Title: "Data-Quality Aware Middleware for Scalable Data Analysis"
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • Carnegie Mellon University - USA (two awards)
    Dr. Greg Ganger
    Project Title: "Toward Scalable Self-* Storage"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure


    Dr. Noah Smith
    Project Title: "Understanding Political Discourse through Probabilistic Models"
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • Emory University - USA
    Dr. Eugene Agichtein
    Project Title: "Robust Knowledge Acquisition from Social Media" (joint project with Georgia Institute of Technology)
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • Georgia Institute of Technology " USA (three awards)
    Dr. Biing Hwang Juang
    Project Title: "Advanced Statistical Acoustic Signal Processing: Multi-Channel Signal Processing for Intelligent Collaboration"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction


    Dr. Karsten Schwan
    Project Title: "Scalable Management for Exascale Systems"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure


    Dr. Hongyuan Zha
    Project Title: "Robust Knowledge Acquisition from Social Media" (joint project with Emory University)
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology - USA
    Dr. Leonid Tsybeskov
    Project Title: "Silicon-Germanium Nanowire Heterojunctions for Thermoelectric Devices"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • North Dakota State University - USA
    Dr. Jun Kong
    Project Title: "Graphical Interface Interpretation Using Graph Grammars" (joint project with University of Texas at Dallas)
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • Purdue University - USA
    Dr. Elias I. Franses
    Project Title: "Aqueous Dispersion Stability of Printing Inks and Ink-Like Model Colloidal Dispersions"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • Stanford University - USA
    Dr. Brian A. Wandell and Dr. Peter Catrysse
    Project Title: "High-speed Document Sensing and Imaging in Digital Presses"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • State University of New York at Buffalo - USA (two awards)
    Dr. Venu Govindaraju
    Project Title: "Multimodal Command-and-Control By Integrating Two-Handed Gestures and Speech"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction


    Dr. Venu Govindaraju
    Project Title: "Intelligent Processing of Hand-Annotated Documents"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction

  • University of California, Berkeley - USA (three awards)
    Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy
    Project Title: "Interactive Communication and Control in an Immersive Facility"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation


    Dr. Eric Kansa
    Project Title: "Knowledge-based Compliance Support for Cloud-based Services Marketplaces"
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud


    Dr. Van P. Carey
    Project Title: "Modeling Tools for Data Center Energy Performance and Sustainability"
    HP Labs Theme: Sustainability

  • University of California, Davis - USA (two awards)
    Dr. Kwan-Liu Ma
    Project Title: "Visual Analytics Tools for Enterprise Information Management"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure


    Dr. John Owens
    Project Title: "GPU Completeness: Computational Patterns and Analysis for GPU Computing"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • University of California, San Diego - USA (two awards)
    Dr. Amin Vahdat
    Project Title: "A Scalable, Commodity Data Center Network Architecture"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction


    Dr. Geoff Voelker
    Project Title: "Understanding and Exploiting Economic Incentives in Internet-based Scams"
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • University of California, Santa Cruz - USA
    Dr. James Davis
    Project Title: "Sensor Enhanced Communication and Computer Interaction"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction

  • University of California, Santa Barbara - USA
    Dr. John Bowers
    Project Title: "High-Speed, Low-Threshold Hybrid Silicon Evanescent Ring Resonator Lasers"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • University of Illinois at Chicago - USA
    Dr. Bing Liu
    Project Title: "Identify and Extract Useful Information from the Web"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - USA (four awards)
    Dr. Narendra Ahuja
    Project Title: "3D Reconstruction of Dynamic Real-World Objects and 3D Motion Aided Gesture Recognition"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction


    Dr. Jiawei Han
    Project Title: "PowerText: Exploration of the Power of TextCube in the High-Performance Analysis of Multidimensional Text Database"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management


    Dr. Thomas Huang
    Project Title: "Mining Image Semantics Using An Ontological Framework"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation


    Dr. William Sanders
    Project Title: "Prediction and Provenance for Multi-Objective Information Security Management" (joint project with University of Newcastle)
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • University of Michigan " Ann Arbor - USA (four awards)
    Dr. Mark Kushner
    Project Title: "Modeling of Micro-Dielectric Barrier Discharges"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print


    Dr. Stephane Lafortune
    Project Title: "Gadara: Dynamic Deadlock Avoidance in Concurrent Software via Discrete Control"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure


    Dr. Trevor Mudge
    Project Title: "Disaggregated Memory for Energy-Efficient Data Centers"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure


    Dr. Kang G. Shin
    Project Title: "Adaptive Resource Management in Large-Scale Virtual Data Centers"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • University of Michigan " Dearborn - USA
    Dr. Zhiwei Xu
    Project Title: "Multi-objective Optimization in Workforce Structure"
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • University of Southern California - USA
    Dr. Alan E. Willner
    Project Title: "Signal Processing in On-Chip Optical DWDM Networks"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • University of Texas at Dallas - USA
    Dr. Kang Zhang
    Project Title: "Graphical Interface Interpretation Using Graph Grammars" (joint project with North Dakota State University)
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • University of Toronto - Canada
    Dr. Ming Hu
    Project Title: "Channel Management in the Sale of After-Sales Services under Competition"
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • University of Washington - USA
    Dr. Magdalena Balazinska
    Project Title: "Data Intensive Scalable Computing (DISC) as a Cloud Service"
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - USA
    Dr. Mikko H. Lipasti
    Project Title: "On-Chip Optical Interconnects"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University- USA
    Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan
    Project Title: "Temporal Data Mining Solutions for Sustainable IT Ecosystems"
    HP Labs Theme: Sustainability

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute - USA
    Dr. Elke Rundensteiner
    Project Title: "Complex Event Stream Analytics for Real-time Business Intelligence Services"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Wright State University - USA
    Dr. Amit Sheth
    Project Title: "Model Generation and Model Extension for Information and Knowledge Management"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Bilkent University - Turkey
    Dr. Alper Sen
    Project Title: "Design and Analysis of Procurement Contracts and Related Bidding Processes"
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin - Germany
    Dr. Johann-Christoph Freytag
    Project Title: "QPiC: Query Processing in the Cloud" (joint project with Technische Universitaet Berlin)
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • Imperial College London - England
    Dr. Jason Riley
    Project Title: "Fabricating Striped Nanorods for Display Devices"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation
  • Konstanz University - Germany
    Dr. Daniel A. Keim
    Project Title: "Real Time Visual Analytics"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Russian Academy of Sciences - Russia
    Dr. Maxim Grinev
    Project Title: "NLP Tools for Taming Information Explosion"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology - Israel
    Dr. Ron Y. Pinter
    Project Title: "An Integrated Framework for the Knowledge-based and Graph-theoretical Analysis of Time-oriented Event Sequences"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • Technische Universitaet Berlin - Germany
    Dr. Volker Markl and Dr. Odej Kao
    Project Title: "QPiC: Query Processing in the Cloud" (joint porject with Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin)
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • Technische Universitaet Muenchen - Germany
    Dr. Alfons Kemper
    Project Title: "Workload Management for an Operational Business Intelligence Supercomputer"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management
  • University of Bristol - England
    Dr. Robert M. Richardson
    Project Title: "Production and Properties of Nanoparticle in Nematic Suspensions"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation
  • University of Koblenz-Landau - Germany
    Dr. Maciej Janik
    Project Title: "Synthetic Documents - Comprehensive and Compact Answers to Search Queries"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management
  • University of Leeds - England
    Dr. Ming Ronnier Luo
    Project Title: "Affective Quality for Digital Images"
    HP Labs Theme: Digital Commercial Print

  • Universidade do Minho - Portugal
    Dr. Antonio Luis Pinto Ferreira De Sousa
    Project Title: "DC2MS: Dependable Cloud Computing Management Services"
    HP Labs Theme: Cloud

  • University of Newcastle - England
    Aad van Moorsel
    Project Title: "Prediction and Provenance for Multi-Objective Information Security Management" (joint project with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    HP Labs Theme: Analytics

  • University of Saint-Petersburg - Russia
    Dr. Boris Novikov
    Project Title: "Semantic Caching Techniques for Semistructrued Data Model"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • University of Surrey - England
    Dr. John Philip Collomosse
    Project Title: "Artistic Rendering of Consumer Video Collections"
    HP Labs Theme: Content Transformation

  • KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - Korea
    Dr. Inkyu Park
    Project Title: "Eco-Friendly Hybrid Nanomanufacturing for Intelligent Environment Sensing Applications"
    HP Labs Theme: Intelligent Infrastructure

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay - India
    Dr. Soumen Chakrabarti
    Project Title: "Semantic Linkage between the Web, Intranet and Wikipedia: Discovery and Exploitation in Search and Aggregation"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Peking University - China
    Dr. Xiaoming Li
    Project Title: "Machine Learning Based Construction of Organizational Knowledge Base"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • Tsinghua University - China
    Dr. Jianyong Wang
    Project Title: "Scalable Graph Mining and Indexing Methods for Entity Extraction, Relationship Mining, and Tagging from Heterogeneous Data"
    HP Labs Theme: Information Management

  • University of Canterbury - New Zealand
    Dr. Mark Billinghurst
    Project Title: "Dynamic Affordances for Multimodal Interfaces"
    HP Labs Theme: Immersive Interaction

Professors interested in HP's Global Social Investment programs in support of Innovations in Education can visit www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/ for more information.


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