Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) pervades every aspect of life in the 21st century. From augmented reality to social media to autonomous vehicles to crowdsourcing, the study of HCI impacts all of us. The Center for HCI at Virginia Tech is a world leader in HCI research, both designing interactive experiences and studying human interaction with and through technology. Learn more about CHCI.

CHCI’s transdisciplinary community performs cutting-edge HCI research and educates the next generation of HCI scholars. We offer a variety of programs including funding, shared resources, and opportunities for intellectual exchange.

Research Thrusts


CHCI work addresses all aspects of the interplay between people and interactive technologies. We place special emphasis on two key research thrust areas: 3D Experiences and Social Informatics.

CHCI 3D Experiences

Designing novel and effective user experiences through immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

CHCI Social Informatics

Understanding and defining interaction with information and communication tools in interpersonal, cultural, or institutional contexts.

Upcoming Events


CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
December 21, 2018 10am - 11am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Hack 'n' Snack
December 21, 2018 2pm - 5pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

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1 week ago
CHCI welcomes new members Philart Jeon, Wallace Lages, Justin Perkinson, Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan and Sang Won Lee https://t.co/tbczw7LPnH https://t.co/oByu2lIRjP CHCI_VT photo
2 weeks ago
Researchers bring Jedi powers to life with Force Push https://t.co/jc4FaKCcby