HP to open Research Lab in Russia

Hewlett-Packard is recruiting researchers to tackle fundamental problems in information management at a new laboratory (its third research facility in five years) in St. Petersburg, Russia. HP is recruiting a total of 25 senior research engineers, research engineers and research associates. Staff numbers will be augmented by post-doctoral students, internships and contractors. The company's senior vice president of research, the soon retiring Richard H. Lampman, is expected to visit St. Petersburg on Monday to announce the company's plans for the lab.

About half of Russian students choose to study mathematics or science: "It's important for us to be where that talent is. There's a lot of need to do additional database research. In data mining, and in unstructured data, there are challenges in understanding what you have got," said Beth Keer, director of the Information Services and Process Innovation Lab at HP Labs.

Keer will act as the supervisor at the Russian lab until one is appointed. HP has been actively looking for someone to fill the position since December 5 – the person needs to be experienced in areas such as scalable databases, information lifecycle management, storage and data management, Web services, service-oriented architectures, business process management or workflow.

News source: InfoWorld

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