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[[ImageFile:Rico Malvar bustat ICIP2016.jpgpng|thumb|Rico Malvar at [[Microsoft Research Redmond]] inICIP 20082016.]]
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'''Henrique "Rico" S. Malvar''' (born 1957<ref name="dtic">{{cite web |url=http://www.dtic.mil/ieb_cctwg/conf-96/hsm-9604.html |title=Henrique S. Malvar Biographical Summary |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Collaboration Working Group |publisher=Defense Technical Information Center |year=1996}}</ref> in [[Rio de Janeiro]], [[Brazil]]) is a Distinguished Engineer and a senior [[signal processing]] researcher at [[Microsoft Research]]'s largest laboratory in [[Redmond, Washington]], United States.<ref name="user page">{{cite web |url=http://research.microsoft.com/~malvar/ |title=Henrique "Rico" Malvar |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Microsoft Research user pages |publisher=Microsoft |date=August 2008}}</ref> He was the Managing Director of the lab following the departure of long-time Managing Director [[Dan Ling]] in 2007, and oversaw about 350 researchers.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.seattlepi.com/business/306028_msftling05.html |title=Director of Microsoft Research's Redmond lab to retire |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=seattlepi.com |publisher=nwsource |date=5 March 2007 }}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=517 |title=The Power Inside |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Redmond Magazine |date=October 2005}}</ref> Currently, he is the Chief Scientist of Microsoft Research.
[[Image:Rico Malvar bust.jpg|thumb|Rico Malvar at [[Microsoft Research Redmond]] in 2008.]]
 
'''Henrique "Rico" S. Malvar''' (born 1957<ref name="dtic">{{cite web |url=http://www.dtic.mil/ieb_cctwg/conf-96/hsm-9604.html |title=Henrique S. Malvar Biographical Summary |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Collaboration Working Group |publisher=Defense Technical Information Center |year=1996}}</ref> in [[Rio de Janeiro]], [[Brazil]]) is a Distinguished Engineer and a senior [[signal processing]] researcher at [[Microsoft Research]]'s largest laboratory in [[Redmond, Washington]], United States.<ref name="user page">{{cite web |url=http://research.microsoft.com/~malvar/ |title=Henrique "Rico" Malvar |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Microsoft Research user pages |publisher=Microsoft |date=August 2008}}</ref> He was the Managing Director of the lab following the departure of long-time Managing Director [[Dan Ling]] in 2007, and oversaw about 350 researchers.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.seattlepi.com/business/306028_msftling05.html |title=Director of Microsoft Research's Redmond lab to retire |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=seattlepi.com |publisher=nwsource |date=5 March 2007 }}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=517 |title=The Power Inside |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Redmond Magazine |date=October 2005}}</ref>
 
== History and contributions ==
Malvar earned his bachelor's degree at the [[Universidade de Brasília|University of Brasília]] and his master's degree at the [[Federal University of Rio de Janeiro]]. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the [[Massachusetts Institute of Technology]] (MIT) in 1986, where his thesis was on "Optimal pre- and post-filtering in noisy sampled-data systems,"<ref>H. S. Malvar. Optimal pre- and post-filtering in noisy sampled-data systems. Ph.D. thesis. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass, USA. September 1986.</ref> and served as a visiting professor at MIT for the next year. From 1979 to 1993, Malvar was a faculty member at the University of Brasília, where he founded and headed the Digital Signal Processing Research Group<ref name="MSR Press Resources">{{cite web |url=http://research.microsoft.com/aboutmsr/presskit/malvar/ |title=Henrique Malvar |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Microsoft Research: Press Resources |publisher=Microsoft |year=2007}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ene.unb.br/gpds/v2/index.php?view=1 |title=Histórico do Grupo de Processamento Digital de Sinais - GPDS |accessdate=5 December 2008 |publisher=Universidade de Brasília| date=20 February 2006 |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20080628142147/http://www.ene.unb.br/gpds/v2/index.php?view=1 <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 28 June 2008}}</ref> (in [[Portuguese language|Portuguese]], ''Grupo de Processamento Digital de Sinais'' or GPDS<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ene.unb.br/gpds/v2/ |title=GPDS - Grupo de Processamento Digital de Sinais |accessdate=5 December 2008 |publisher=Universidade de Brasília |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20081112060404/http://www.ene.unb.br/gpds/v2/ |archivedate=November 12, 2008 }}</ref>).
 
In industry, Malvar served as vice president of Research and Advanced Technology at [[PictureTel]] from 1985 to 1987<ref name="dtic" /> (which has since been acquired by [[Polycom]]). In Fall 1997, he joined [[Microsoft Research]] where he co-founded and managed the Signal Processing research group, now the Communication and Collaboration Systems and Knowledge Tools groups. He was a Redmond lab director from 2004 to 2007 before stepping up to become Managing Director.<ref name="MSR Press Resources" /> In 2010 he took on a new position of Chief Scientist, working on cross-labs strategic projects. Currently, he leads the Microsoft Research Enable group, which develops technologies to help people with disabilities.
 
At Microsoft, Malvar contributed to the development of [[Audio compression (data)|audio coding]] and [[digital rights management]] for the [[Windows Media Audio]], [[Windows Media Video]], and to image compression technologies, such as [[HD Photo]] / [[JPEG XR]] formats and the [[RemoteFX]] bitmap compression, as well as to a variety of tools for signal analysis and synthesis.<ref name="MSR Press Resources" /><ref name="PressPass">{{cite web |url=http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/de/Malvar/default.mspx |title=Rico Malvar |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=PressPass - Information for Journalists |publisher=Microsoft |date=14 September 2007}}</ref>
 
As of December 20082017, he has published over 150160 technical articles and has been issued over 80120 patents.<ref name="user page" />
 
== Editorial and committee positions ==
 
== Titles and awards ==
Malvar holds the following prestigious titles and awards. A sample:<ref name="PressPass" />
 
* 1981: The Young Scientist Award from the Marconi International Fellowship Foundation
* 2002: Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society
* 2004: Wavelet Pioneer Award from [[SPIE]]
* 2006: Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft.
* 2012: Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
* 2014: 20th Century Landmark Award, IEEE Seattle Section.
 
== References ==
* Bill Hinchberger. {{cite web |url=http://www.brazilmax.com/news.cfm/tborigem/fe_business/id/3 |title=Riding the Malvar Wave |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=Business & Economy |publisher=brazilmax.com |date=9 September 2001}}
* Marcela Heitor. {{cite web |url=http://www.secom.unb.br/unbagencia/ag0907-51.htm |title=Da UnB para a diretoria da Microsoft |accessdate=5 December 2008 |work=secom |date=20 September 2007}}
* Anais Fernandes. "[https://complemento.veja.abril.com.br/entrevista/rico-malvar.html Ler pensamentos é algo que não está longe]. Revista Veja, portal Amarelas.com, December 2017.
 
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