ECE alumna first woman to be named HP Fellow
Purdue alumna Dr. Qian Lin has been named an HP Fellow. Lin (MSEE ’87) is the first woman at HP Inc. to earn the distinction, which is reserved for only the company's most extraordinary technical contributors. She is being recognized for her contributions and expertise in imaging.
Lin is a research scientist in the AI and Emerging Compute Lab within HP Labs. She is also an adjunct full professor of electrical and computer engineering for Purdue University. Lin research areas include artificial intelligence, computer vision, and deep learning, with applications in Machine Learning Solutions, Print Workflow and Print Quality, and 3D Printing.
Lin joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1992. She led the research and development of HP Pixel Intelligence, an analytics engine for understanding visual information. Lin collaborated broadly with technologists, marketing managers, and business leaders across HP businesses to bring the technologies to HP customers.
During her 27+ years at HP, Lin contributed to a number of key technologies in HP products, as well as mentored and developed engineers and students in imaging and computer vision in HP and partner research organizations. Her first research project at HP was the development of half toning technologies for HP printers. Lin invented the adaptive half toning technology, which produced output with high image quality for HP’s Enterprise and Professional LaserJet and Multifunction Printers. She also worked on digital camera imaging pipeline and co-invented new capture capabilities with panorama stitching and automatic redeye correction. HP’s digital cameras were the first in industry with embedded computation to support these capabilities. Later, Lin contributed to the image analysis and composition for HP’s Digital Publishing Solutions, as well as image and video analytics for HP’s Enterprise Software.
Lin is an inventor with 45 issued patents. She was awarded Fellowship by the Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) in 2012, and the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer award by Purdue ECE in 2013
Source: HP Fellows