Henrique (Rico) Malvar is a “Distinguished Engineer” at Microsoft Research (MSR). Currently, his main focus is to lead the MSR Enable team, part of the Microsoft Health Next group, which develops technologies to help people with disabilities, such as the Soundscape application, and the Windows Eye Control function. Previously, Rico was Chief Scientist at MSR, director of the MSR laboratory at Microsoft Redmond campus, and prior to that, he was a researcher and founder of the Signal Processing research group. Rico has over 120 patents issued in the US and over 160 technical and scientific articles. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT, and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and of the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering (ANE).