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Alex Kipman      

Technical Fellow for AI & Mixed Reality at Microsoft; Inventor of the HoloLens

Alex Kipman is a Brazilian software engineer and hardware inventor most notable for his extensive career with Microsoft.

He is the Technical Fellow of new device categories in the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. An innovator at heart, Kipman has led four major break-through products for the company, including Kinect in 2010.

Kipman’s expertise in machine learning and software design has played an integral role in the development and vision for Kinect on Xbox 360. Recognizing that the greatest barrier between consumers and gaming is the controller, Kipman and his team created much of the software enabling Kinect to understand the behavior of the people and translate it into on-screen action.

The Microsoft HoloLens is another one of his notable creations, bringing Holograms to Windows. Kipman is named as the primary inventor on more than 100 patents since joining Microsoft in 2001. Kipman’s dedication to creating new experiences with cutting-edge technology propelled Kinect to become the world’s fastest selling consumer electronics device. As a result, he entered Microsoft’s Hall of Legends in 2011. This award recognizes an individual responsible for creating or directly influencing a visionary initiation through collaboration and technical leadership, creating a breakthrough in the technology industry.

Kipman was born in Brazil and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001 with a degree in software engineering. He was named one of TIME Magazine's 2011 ‘100 People of the Year.’ In 2012, he was named National Inventor of the Year by the Intellectual Property Foundation.


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