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CHCI announces new organizational structure

September 12, 2022

CHCI announces a new organizational structure starting Fall 2022, focusing on the three pillars of our vision: research, education, and community.

Three Pillars of CHCI


Research

Leadership:
Dr. Kurt Luther

Activities:
Focused research groups, planning grant, matching fund

Education

Leadership:
Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic
Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh
Dr. Doug Bowman

Activities:
HCTD master's degree proposal, HCI minor, HCD cert/iPhD

Community

Leadership:
Todd Ogle

Activities:
Matchmaking, lab visits, seminars, social events

Excerpt from CHCI Vision Statement: We envision a world in which all humans are empowered to define their relationship with technology. In pursuit of this vision, the CHCI will serve as a world leader in the scholarship and application of human-centered technologies; train the next generation of leaders in the research, practice, and ethics of HCI; and be the home for all HCI-oriented faculty and students at Virginia Tech. 

  • Todd Ogle will now serve as Associate Director for Community Engagement.

    • He is planning a range of engagement events, including external speakers and visitors, skill-building workshops, and networking/learning events.

    • If you would like to offer a workshop, open house, or lab tour, or to suggest an external speaker, please email Todd.

  • Kurt Luther will now serve as Associate Director for Research.

    • He is facilitating grassroots transdisciplinary research groups, for which CHCI can provide visibility, space, and funding opportunities.

    • These groups can be formed by any member, and should be open to everyone.

    • They can be topic groups or labs focused on reading and discussion in an area, or project/proposal groups for specific, focused research.

    • If you would like to form a group, or get your existing group on the list, please email Kurt.

Two existing informal research groups are:

Social Issues of Wearable Displays, hosted by Doug Bowman, meets every other Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, starting Sept. 9, in Moss Arts Center 251 (Observe). Next meeting: Sept 23.

DISIS Audio Research Group, hosted by Ico Bukvic, meets every Tuesday (2 - 3:15 pm) in Newman Library room 121.