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.

3D Experiences

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

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

Upcoming Events

CHCI social informatics meeting
April 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CHCI 3D Experiences meeting
April 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CHCI Hack+Snack
April 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHCI end-of-year potluck
April 28, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


December 16, 2017
CHCI Member Ed Fox is recognized as an ACM Fellow!

December 3, 2017
Starting in January 2018, for an initial period of two years (through December 2019), CHCI will provide matching funds to add value to eligible ICAT SEAD grants. The purpose is to enhance support for our successful and active CHCI faculty affiliates in art+design, allowing them to do more on their projects (hire a better student, hire students for a longer period, buy more expensive equipment, etc.).