Twenty in Their 20s: UTEP Alums In Their 20s Conquering the World
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Twenty in Their 20s: UTEP Alums In Their 20s Conquering the World

Feb 02
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Ivan, Inmerssions founder was included in the University of Texas at El Paso's list of 20 succesful alumni under 30 years in 2016.

The University of Texas at El Paso encourages its students to dream big, and challenges its graduates to pursue those dreams. UTEP alumni around the world have used their talents to enhance society through a spectrum of professions.​ The following are a few examples of young Miner graduates who have followed their passions with gusto and confidence and already achieved a level of success. They were selected from nominees who share a common trait promoted by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who said the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Picks up!

Quoting the alumni magazine: 

Ivan Gris Sepulveda co-founded Inmerssion in 2013. The tech startup focuses on innovative ways virtual agents (computer-generated characters with artificial intelligence) and virtual/augmented reality can help educate and entertain. The company researches and produces interactive software that has been demonstrated in Sweden, Iceland and Czech Republic as well as throughout the United States. Inmerssion has integrated IBM’s artificial intelligence systems with its virtual agents. Known professionally as Ivan Gris, the entrepreneur earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from UTEP in 2010, 2011 and 2015, respectively. The Juárez, Mexico native continues to be involved at UTEP through its Interactive Systems Group, which studies virtual agents. Gris is a published author of at least 17 research papers focused on gaming, virtual reality and human-computer interaction. He also has started two successful commercial companies that combine art and handcrafted jewelry with technology and pop culture.

The full list of recognized alumni can be found here: https://www.utep.edu/newsfeed/campus/twenty-in-their-20s.html

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