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$30k HP Labs Innovation Research Award


Beijing, China, August 12, 2008Tsinghua University was selected as one of 33 universities in the world to receive a 2008 HP Labs Innovation Research Award, which is designed to encourage open collaboration with HP Labs resulting in mutually beneficial, high-impact research.  


Tsinghua University will collaborate with HP Labs, HP’s central research arm, on a research initiative focused on effective and efficient search from heterogeneous data sources. Professor Jianhua Feng, author of the winning proposal titled Effective Schema-Aware Keyword Search over Heterogeneous Data and a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, will lead the collaboration project with HP Labs.


We are glad to accept the award from HP and expect future possible cooperation with HP.

-Dean of Department of Computer Science and Technology



“Around the world, HP partners with the best and the brightest in industry and academia to drive open innovation and set the agenda for breakthrough technologies that are designed to change the world,” said Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs. “HP Labs’ selection of Tsinghua University for a 2008 Innovation Award demonstrates outstanding achievement and will help accelerate HP Labs’ global research agenda in pursuit of scientific breakthroughs.”


HP reviewed more than 450 proposals from 200 universities in 28 countries on a range of topics within the five principal research themes at HP Labs – intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, information explosion, dynamic cloud services and content transformation. A key element of each award will be on-campus support for one graduate student researcher, who will also be eligible to apply to the HP Labs internship program in 2009.  More details about The HP Labs Innovation Research Program and worldwide award recipients are available at http://www.hpl.hp.com/open_innovation/irp/index.html.   


More information about Tsinghua University is available at http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn. More information about Professor Jianhua Feng, author of the winning proposal is available at http://dbgroup.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn/fengjh