Lei Liu is dreaming big at HP Labs

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Liu_thumbnail2.jpgWhen HP Labs research scientist Lei Liu was a child in XianYang, China, he read a newspaper article detailing how HP originated in a garage in Palo Alto. “That inspired me,” he recalls. “Silicon Valley was clearly somewhere where you could have a dream, incubate it, and see it come true.” Today, Lei is living that dream as a member of HP’s Print and 3D Lab.  After studying for his B.S. and M.S. in computer science at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, he moved to Michigan State University where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, focusing on data mining and machine learning. During his graduate studies, he interned at HP Labs in Palo Alto and then joined the Labs team full time in 2014. Since then, Lei’s been moving fast. He’s already filed for 19 patents, for one thing, with another six in the works.