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

iCAT Community Playdates: Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon
October 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00 am
Moss Arts Center, Room 251


CHCI Immersive Experiences Meeting
October 18, 2019 1pm - 2pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 251


CHCI Hack+Snack
October 18, 2019 2pm - 5pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

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3 days ago
CHCI and ISE faculty member Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon @philartatVT gives the CHCI ICAT Playdate @ICATatVT on Aesthetic Computing https://t.co/4qUeSVZD79 https://t.co/USvYZVnsxb https://t.co/vnv0331dKb CHCI_VT photo
4 days ago
Congrats to CHCI Ph.D. student Lee Lisle, winner of a $10K scholarship from the @iitsec community! Lee's work focuses on immersive document analytics in AR/VR. https://t.co/L9f1maq13x