Publications

2018

Gris, I., & Novick, D. G. (2018). Virtual Agent Interaction Framework (VAIF): A Tool for Rapid Development of Social Agents.

2017

Novick, D., Gris, I., Camacho, A., Rayon, A., & Gonzalez, T. (2017, July). Bigger (Gesture) Isn’t Always Better. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 609-619). Springer, Cham.

Novick, D., Rodriguez, L., Pacheco, A., Rodriguez, A., Hinojos, L., Cartwright, B., Gris, I., … & Ponce, E. (2017, November). The Boston Massacre history experience. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 499-500). ACM.

2016

Gris, I., Rivera, D. A., Rayon, A., Camacho, A., & Novick, D. (2016, October). Young Merlin: an embodied conversational agent in virtual reality. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 425-426). ACM.

2015

Novick, D., Gris,  I., Rivera, D. A., Camacho, A., Rayon, A., & Gutierrez, M. (2015, November). The UTEP AGENT System. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 383-384). ACM. (Best Demonstration Award)

Gris, I., Camacho, A., & Novick, D. (2015). Full-body gesture recognition for embodied conversational agents: The UTEP AGENT gesture tool. Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2015), Nantes, France.

Novick, D., Gutierrez, M., Gris, I., & Rivera, D. A. (2015, August). A mark-up language and interpreter for interactive scenes for embodied conversational agents. In International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (pp. 206-215). Springer, Cham.

Gris, I., Rivera, D. A., & Novick, D. (2015, August). Animation guidelines for believable embodied conversational agent gestures. In International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (pp. 197-205). Springer, Cham.

2014

Gris, I., Rivera, D., Gutierrez, M., Novick, D.,  UTEP’s Advanced Agent Engagement Team (AGENT) Architecture at the Workshop on Architectures and Standards for IVAs, held at the “14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)” Boston, USA, August 26

Gris, I., Novick, D., Camacho, A., Rivera, D. A., Gutierrez, M., & Rayon, A. (2014, January) Recorded Speech, Virtual Environments, and the Effectiveness of Embodied Conversational Agents In Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 182-185). Springer International Publishing.

Camacho, A., Rayon, A., Novick, D., Gris, I.,(2014, January) An Exploratory Analysis of Embodied Conversational Agent Characteristics In Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 95-98). Springer International Publishing.

Gris, I., (2014) Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems

Gris, I., Novick, D., Rivera, D., Gutierrez, M. (2014) The “Vampire King” (Version 2) Corpus International Workshop Series on Multimodal Corpora, Tools and Resources held at the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 26-31 May, Reykjavik, Iceland

Novick, D., Vicario, J., Santaella, B., & Gris, I. (2014). Empirical Analysis of Playability vs. Usability in a Computer Game. Empirical Analysis of Playability vs. Usability in a Computer Game. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments (pp. 720-731). Springer International Publishing.

Novick, D., & Gris, I. (2014). Building Rapport between Humans and ECAs: A Pilot Study. In Human-Computer Interaction. Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques (pp. 472-480). Springer International Publishing.

Gris, I., Novick, D., Rivera, D., Camacho, A., Gutierrez, M., Rayon, A. (Not published yet) Building Discount Embodied Conversational Agents

2013

Gris, I. (2013, December). Adaptive Virtual Rapport for Embodied Conversational Agents. In Proceedings of the 15th ACM on International conference on multimodal interaction (pp. 341-344). ACM.

Novick, D., & Gris, I. (2013). Grounding and Turn-Taking in Multimodal Multiparty Conversation. In Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Modalities and Techniques (pp. 97-106). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

2012

Novick, D., Adoneth, G., Manuel, D., & Grís, I. (2012) When the Conversation Starts, an Empirical Analysis. Workshop on Real-Time Conversations with Virtual Agents held at the “12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2012)” Santa Cruz, California

2011

Gris, I. (2011) GPU Based Parallel Smoothing of Seismic Tomography Models. M.S. Thesis, ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)

Chacon, C., Gris, I., & Romero, R. (2011) Residual Visualization for Model Convergence Detection. Computer Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Annual Meeting

2010

Gris, I., & Romero, R. (2010) Serious Games for 3D Seismic Travel Time Tomography. Computer Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI)  Annual Meeting

Acknowledged

Novick, D., & Rodriguez, L. M. (2016, July). Extending Empirical Analysis of Usability and Playability to Multimodal Computer Games. In International Conference of Design, User Experience, and Usability (pp. 469-478). Springer, Cham.

Rayon, A., Gonzalez, T., & Novick, D. (2016, November). Analysis of gesture frequency and amplitude as a function of personality in virtual agents. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction (pp. 3-9). ACM.

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