Ivan Gris

Business Administration Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
Phone Logo
HomeWeb Site
Pick UTEP Faculty Profile




Ivan Gris
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Accounting and Information Systems

Dr. Ivan Gris is a Clinical Professor of Information Systems. He earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2015. Since then he has published over 20 research papers focused on gaming, virtual reality, and human-computer interaction.Dr. Gris is also the Chief Technology Officer for Boost Human, where he leads the technical effort to develop mixed reality enterprise solutions for simulation, training, manufacturing, logistics, and quality assurance.Previously he co-founded Inmerssion, a software development company where he built and researched innovative ways virtual agents (computer-generated characters with artificial intelligence) and virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR, AR, MR) applications can help educate and entertain through engaging storytelling.His team’s research and interactive software has been showcased in multiple national and international research conferences, earning his team a best demonstration, and best of show awards. As part of his volunteer work, over the past 13 years he has given over 400 outreach presentations, talks, workshops, and demonstrations to encourage young minds and seed their interest in STEM related fields. He is also a Microsoft TEALS volunteer teaching AP computer science to high schools.


  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Augmented Reality
  3. Mixed Reality
  4. Human-Computer Interaction
  5. Virtual Agents
  6. Software Development