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 Hack+Snack
June 29, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KnowledgeWorks II, 2202 Kraft Dr.

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3 weeks ago
Congrats to CHCI members @DrJGabbard and @jivory! Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approves 2018 promotions, tenure, continued appointments https://t.co/1Fwz4zaEqq
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Steven Luitjens – Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations gives keynote on personal data management at #dgo2018 @DGSociety https://t.co/n99kwLGTqG CHCI_VT photo
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Prof. Gang Wang of @VT @CHCI_VT receives NSF CAREER Award to thwart email phishing! See the story: https://t.co/XE3M3PLH8Q