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

Algorithms That Make You Think
April 11-12, 2019 10am - 11am
Moss Arts Center

CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
March 22, 2019 10am - 11am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI 3D Experiences meeting
March 22, 2019 1pm - 2pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Hack 'n' Snack
March 22, 2019 2pm - 5pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

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2 weeks ago
Profile of CHCI member Nicholas F. Polys via ACM SIGGRAPH https://t.co/5cxW6ePecP
2 weeks ago
Another great story about @kurtluther and Civil War Photo Sleuth! A Civil War find of a high tech kind: https://t.co/fYR1nsvEfg via @roanoketimes