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!



HCI Research HighlightAssistant professor of computer science and CHCI member Kurt Luther has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development award to study and improve the capabilities of crowdsourced investigations. Luther will use an innovative expert-led crowdsourcing approach to collect data using a platform called CrowdSleuth. More information can be found on this VT News article. > MORE