HP will open a lab in St. Petersburg, Russia, to pursue advanced information management technologies. The lab will work on new methods for extracting, analyzing and organizing useful information from the explosion of data created by the World Wide Web and other sources. According to some estimates, the amount of data in the world is growing up to 50 percent a year.
HP Labs Russia will be the third such facility that the company has opened in 5 years. HP Labs China began operations in Beijing in 2005 and HP Labs India opened in Bangalore in 2002. HP Labs, the company’s central research organization, also has facilities in Bristol, United Kingdom; Haifa, Israel; and Tokyo. Its headquarters site is in Palo Alto, California, U.S. Initially, the new lab will be co-located in HP’s branch in St. Petersburg. It will report to Beth Keer, director of the Information Services and Process Innovation Lab in HP Labs, who also will be acting director while conducting a search for a full-time director and research staff.
to Daily News