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 Hack+Snack
June 22, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KnowledgeWorks II, 2202 Kraft Dr.


Gang Wang receives CAREER Award to thwart email phishing attacks
May 16, 2018
Gang Wang, an assistant professor of computer science in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) to develop methods to thwart increasingly disruptive and dangerous cybersecurity threats from phishing attacks.

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