WORCESTER, Mass. For the second year, Elke Rundensteiner, PhD, professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been selected to participate in the prestigious HP Labs Innovation Research Program, which provides colleges, universities and research institutes around the world with opportunities to conduct breakthrough collaborative research with HP. WPI is one of only 52 universities to receive 2010 Innovation Research awards. The recipients were selected from among more than 375 proposals from 202 universities across 36 countries.
The HP Labs Innovation Research Program is designed to encourage open collaboration between HP and the academic community on mutually beneficial, high-impact research. This year's proposals were solicited on a range of topics within the eight broad research themes at HP Labs: analytics, cloud computing, content transformation, digital commercial print, immersive interaction, information management, intelligent infrastructure, and sustainability.
Rundensteiner, an internationally recognized expert in databases and information systems, is receiving a second year of funding from HP for a project titled "Complex Event Stream Analytics for Real-time Business Intelligence Services." The project aims to develop advanced tools for extracting meaning, in real time, from vast amounts of complex, multidimensional data streaming from RFID tags, sensor networks, web sites, or other sources, enabling decisions to be made quickly in critical and rapidly changing situations. Such tools are poised to play a vital role in the efficient delivery of rescue services during a disaster, optimizing the management of complex supply chains, or preventing the failure of huge data centers.
"Our goal with the HP Labs Innovation Research Program is to inspire the brightest minds from around the world to conduct high-impact scientific research, addressing the most important challenges and opportunities faci
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute