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Duke University
Department of Computer Science
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About me
I am a Research SDE at the Extreme Computing Group in Microsoft Research.

Previously, I was a Research Scientist at the Networking and Communications Lab at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. There I lead the Avatar project (featured in the media).

Before that, I got my M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke University. While working on my dissertation I worked with Landon Cox, and collaborated with Alec Wolman from Microsoft Research.
I am primarily interested in mobile and ubiquitous computing, distributed systems and networking. Currently, my research lies in the intersection between cloud and mobile computing. In pursuing these goals, I worked in collaboration with Microsoft Research in the MAUI (Mobile Assistance Using Infrastructure) project.

I followed up by implementing Kahawai, a system that allows mobile devices, consoles, and weak computers to provide high quality graphics through assistance from the cloud. Unlike previous thin-client videogame streaming approaches, Kahawai leverages the mobile GPU using a technique called collaborative rendering. Through this technique, Kahawai reduces the required bandwidth to the server by up to 80%.

In the past, I worked in a mobile testbed platform called CrowdLab using a mobile hypervisor developed in collaboration with Nokia Research. I also worked on Privacy before joining grad school at Carnegie Mellon in the CUPS Lab on Privacy Bird with Lorrie Cranor. I got my bachelors degree in Computer Science at ITESM in Mexico City.
Publications

ScreenPass: Secure Password Entry on Touchscreen Devices
Dongtao Liu, Eduardo Cuervo, Valentin Pistol, Ryan Scudellari and Landon Cox
Mobisys 2013
Taipei, Taiwan, June 2013

Enhancing Mobile Devices through Code Offload
Duke Doctoral Dissertation
Committee: Landon Cox, Jeff Chase, Romit R. Choudhury and Alec Wolman (Microsoft Research)
Durham, NC, June 2011

CrowdLab: An Architecture for Volunteer Mobile Testbeds
Eduardo Cuervo, Peter Gilbert, Bi Wu and Landon Cox
COMSNETS 2011 (Best paper award)(slides)
Bangalore, India, January 2011

MAUI: Making Smartphones Last Longer with Code Offload
Eduardo Cuervo, Aruna Balasubramanian, Dae-ki Cho, Alec Wolman, Stefan Saroiu, Ranveer Chandra and Paramvir Bahl
Mobisys 2010 (slides)
San Francisco, CA, June 2010

Experimenting in Mobile Social Contexts Using JellyNets
Peter Gilbert, Eduardo Cuervo, and Landon P. Cox
HotMobile 2009
Santa Cruz, CA, February 2009


Last update: May 1, 2013