A recent event at HP’s Fort Collins, Colorado campus showcased the breadth of innovative research being undertaken at the site.
The 2018 Fort Collins Innovation Forum featured projects undertaken by twenty five local teams that offered insights into subjects as diverse as the chemistry of touch displays, workstation management, server load balancing, virtual reality, and automated signal classification for more efficient medical diagnoses. The forum opened with a keynote address from HP Fellow and Chief Technologist for HP Workstations Bruce Blaho on the promise of edge computing and was followed by poster presentations by the teams.
HP’s Fort Collins campus is known as the home base for the company’s Workstation R&D group and, more recently, HP’s virtual reality team, but the site hosts many other researchers, including a number from HP Labs. One of those HP Labs engineers, Jason Aronoff, was a leading force behind the forum.
“We were mostly trying to raise awareness of the innovative work that is being done here and help foster an environment where we can be inspired by each other’s efforts,” reports Aronoff, a machine learning research scientist in HP’s Print Adjacencies and 3D Lab. The forum featured his own research on using machine learning to interpret signals from HP-developed sensor devices for better disease detection.