Awards and Honors

Our people are our power.

Behind every one of our breakthroughs are world-class technologists from across the globe – talented men and women with a range of backgrounds and skills. Our researchers are among the most distinguished in their fields – and it shows. They’ve received some of the highest honors in science and engineering, including the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics and the Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology.

Our team includes one HP Senior Fellow and four HP Fellows, two IEEE Fellows, as well as fellows of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology among many other professional societies.

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Chandrakant Patel

known for his pioneering work in energy-efficient computing, is responsible for strategically engaging in thermo-mechanical research for future microprocessors, workstations, servers and data centers. His research now focuses on developing a "smart" data center that integrates power, cooling and system architecture.

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Boris Balacheff

is Chief Technologist for System Security Research and Innovation at HP Labs where he leads security research strategy. An established technologist and thought leader in platform and infrastructure security, he also works closely with HP business units, customers, and partners on cybersecurity futures and the evolution of the threat landscape.

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Keith Moore

is an expert in large scale distributed systems, co-author of multiple international standards, and holds over 30 patents covering topics from interactive paper/blended reality to networking protocols.

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Ticky Thakkar

is a visionary and leader in the convergence of technologies with over 28 years of industry experience, He combines a strong technical background with experience working with customers and in product groups to bring new thinking for the development of innovative products and technology roadmaps.

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Steve Simske

is recognized as a worldwide thought and research leader for security printing and imaging. Using the intersection of security, printing technologies and image-based reading technologies, Steve has created new businesses in supply chain, product/customer interaction, data hosting and analytics for HP.

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Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame aims to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers and technical leaders in Silicon Valley who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley community.

Chandrakant Patel

For his pioneering work in the design of IT infrastructures and in the application of IT for solving societal problems. (2013)

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Robert F. Reed Technology Medal

Established in 1974, the Reed Technology Medal perpetuates the memory of Robert F. Reed (1905–1973), “Dean of Lithography,” whose contributions to the understanding of lithographic processes and materials were perhaps the most significant of his time. This honor recognizes outstanding engineers, scientists, inventors, and researchers in the graphic communications industry. 

Steve Simske

For his outstanding record of research activities and scientific accomplishments covering many disciplines. (2016)

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Recognizes an extraordinary record of accomplishments that contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology.

Chandrakant Patel

For leadership in thermal and energy management in data centers

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Recognizes outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

Rob Schreiber

A leader in the fields of high-performance computing languages, compilers, machine architecture, and algorithms (2006)

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Distinguished Member

Recognizes significant accomplishments or impact in the computing field as an educator, engineer or scientist.

Terrence Kelly


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Kimberly Keeton


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Puneet Sharma


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Martin Arlitt


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Ludmila Cherkasova


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Dejan Milojicic


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Michael Schlansker


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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Elected by their peers, AAAS Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Bernardo Huberman

For seminal contributions to the study of complexity in distributed computational systems (2004)

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American College of Medical Informatics (AMIA)


AMIA Fellows are elected in recognition of their significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics.

Jaap Suermondt

For expertise and contributions in biomedical informatics (2009)

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American Physical Society (APS)


Recognizes members who have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication, or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Bernardo Huberman

For theoretical discoveries of novel phenomena in many condensed matter systems -ranging from superionic conductors to turbulent solids (1981)

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Warren Jackson

For work developing photothermal deflection spectroscopy and work on amorphous silicon (1991)

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)


Awarded for outstanding achievement in imaging science or engineering.

Steve Simske

For his leadership and innovation in the area of security printing and imaging. (2010)

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Nathan Moroney

For his contributions to scientific experimentation, practical application and standardization of innovative color imaging technologies. (2008)

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Scientific and Technical Award ("technical Oscar")

Bill Holland

For contributions to the motion picture industry in the field of motion control technology (1988)

25th International World Wide Web Conference (LILE workshop)

Best Paper Award

Lei Liu

For outstanding data mining research in the field of learning and education (2016​)​

European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD 2016)

First Place Winner of Discovery Data Challenge

Lei Liu



Horizon Award
Recognizes companies developing innovative, promising technologies that hold the potential to significantly affect enterprises in the near future

Jena Semantic Web toolkit (honorable mention) (2006)

Design News

2010 Golden Mouse Trap Award for HP’s MEMS Accelerometer

EE Times

CeNSE MEMS accelerometer selected for EE Times’ ACE Awards for “Most Promising New Technology of 2010

Electronics Design, Strategy, News (EDN)

EDN Innovation Award in the Accelerometer category: Digital MEMS accelerometer, Hewlett-Packard (2010)

FlexTech Alliance

2010 FLEXI Award: HP Labs’ Self-Aligning Imprint Lithography (SAIL) process recognized.

KGO-TV Profiles in Excellence Award

Northern California's ABC affiliate recognizes community leaders and trailblazers in the region.

Chandrakant Patel - for leadership in science, technology, and education (2007)


CeNSE named among “Top 10 Internet of Things Development of 2010