June 17, 2009
Greg Ganger has received a prestigious HP Innovation award for the second year in a row. Ganger, professor of ECE and computer science, was among 60 recipients worldwide to receive an award as part of HP's 2009 Innovation Research Program. The program is designed to create opportunities for colleges, universities and research institutes around the world to conduct breakthrough collaborative research with HP.
Ganger, director of the Parallel Data Lab at Carnegie Mellon, wrote a winning proposal titled "Toward Scalable Self-Storage." He will collaborate with HP Labs on a research initiative focused on data storage infrastructure issues.
"As enterprise storage demands continue to grow and diversify, we need scalable storage that supports the new industry demands with lower administrative costs," said Ganger.
"Our goal with this program is to collaborate with the brightest minds from around the world to tackle industry's most complex problems and push the frontiers of fundamental science," said Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs. "Carnegie Mellon has demonstrated outstanding achievement and a vision that will help inspire technological innovation and address the most complex challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the next decade."
HP reviewed nearly 300 proposals from more than 140 universities in 29 countries on a range of topics within the eight high-impact research themes at HP Labs --- analytics, cloud computing, content transformation, digital commercial print, immersive interaction, information management, intelligent infrastructure and sustainability.
Source: Carnegie Mellon News Service