Portrait of Eduardo Cuervo

Eduardo Cuervo



I lead the Cloud-powered VR and MR project at the Mobility and Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. Here I spend my time working on mobile virtual reality, mobile augmented reality, head-mounted displays, cloud computing, mobile systems, video streaming, video analysis, video games, computer networks, distributed networks and network security. I have collaborated in the past with product groups in Azure, Xbox, Windows, and HoloLens.

Before joining Microsoft, I was a Research Scientist at the Networking and Communications Lab at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. I got my M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke University. While working on my dissertation I participated in internships and collaborated with researchers at Microsoft Research and Nokia Research.I also worked on Privacy before joining grad school at Carnegie Mellon in the CUPS Lab on Privacy Bird. I got my bachelors degree in Computer Science at ITESM in Mexico City.


Cloud-Powered Virtual Reality

Established: June 3, 2016

We are investigating how Cloud Computing can enable next-generation Virtual Reality experiences. In The News Check out what the press has to say about our work. ProxyIBR:  Neowin  , VROOM FlashBack: Yahoo, Network World, Neowin, Phone Arena, WinBeta, MS Power User, SlashGear Kahawai: ZDNET, Neowin, ExtremeTech, Geek Irides: Neowin, VG24/7, ct magazine Outatime: Tech Crunch, The Verge, Engadget, Slashdot, PC Magazine, GameSpot, The Register, PCWorld, Gizmodo, SlashGear, Ars Technia, The Motley Fool

Edge Computing

Established: December 6, 2015

News Stories Network World, Microsoft Researcher: Why Micro Datacenters Really Matter to Mobile's Future, September 3, 2015 (also Computer World, IT World, Info World) Shepherd's PI, Why a Cloudlet Beats the Cloud for Mobile Apps, by Lewis Sheppherd, December 13, 2009 Keynote Presentations Cloud 2020: Emergence of Micro Data Centers (Cloudlets) for Latency Sensitive Computing Devices and Networking Summit 2015, Paris, France, May 13, 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2015, New Orleans,…

Mobile Assistance Using Infrastructure (MAUI)

Established: September 9, 2009

The Mobile Assistance Using Infrastructure (MAUI) project enables a new class of cpu- and data-intensive applications that seamlessly augment the cognitive abilities of users by exploiting speech recognition, NLP, vision, machine learning, and augmented reality. it overcomes the energy limitations of handhelds by leaveraging nearby computing infrastructure. Brief Description The size, weight, and battery life of mobile devices severely limit the class of applications that run on them. This is not just a temporary limitation,…












Program Committees

  • SEC 2017
  • Infocom 2017
  • SSN 2016
  • MobiSys 2016
  • Infocom 2016
  • MobiSys 2015
  • MobiGames 2015 (TPC Chair)
  • MobiCase 2015
  • MobiSys 2014
  • MobiCase 2014

Organizing Roles:

  • MobiSys 2017 (Publicity Chair)
  • MobiSys 2016 (Workshops Co-chair)
  • HotMobile 2016 (Poster / Demo Co-Chair)
  • HotMobile 2015 (Student Grants and Volunteer Chair)
  • MobiSys 2014 (Registration Chair)
  • MobiCom 2015 (Mobile App Competition Co-Chair)



Please send me an email with your resume if you are interested in working with me. I may have an opportunity for you if you are interested in mobile VR/AR/MR and have previous experience in mobile systems, graphics, computer vision, wireless networks or video compression.

In the past I have mentored and co-mentored the following talented students:



  • 9569812 View rendering from multiple server-side renderings
  • 8495129 Energy-aware code offload for mobile devices
  • 9264749 Server GPU assistance for mobile GPU applications
  • 9261312  Synthesizing second eye viewport using interleaving



I presented at VRTO 2017 on June 25