Welcome to the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster at the University of Central Florida. Our mission is to develop innovative techniques, tools, and applications that improve the overall experience between humans and machines. The vision of this cluster is to be a world class research leader in the innovative development and evaluation of interactive technology experiences that benefit humanity.

Research Cluster Goals:
  • explore and develop core technologies to improve beneficial interactive technology user experiences and study their effectiveness
  • foster multidisciplinary research in beneficial interactive user experiences
  • disseminate research findings in top conferences and journals
  • foster collaboration with industry
  • support entrepreneurship activities based on ISUE activities
  • provide a continual stream of skilled graduates to partake in high‐tech interactive technology jobs.

More specifically, we are interested in the creation and evaluation of advanced interfaces that support education, entertainment, and general work productivity.

We are always looking for undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students to come work in our lab. If you're interested in the things you see on this site, contact Dr. LaViola.

Latest News

  • December 14, 2020
    Congratulations to Mehran Maghoumi, Eugene Taranta, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "DeepNAG: Deep Non-Adversarial Gesture Generation", accepted to the 2021 Intelligent User Interfaces conference.
  • December 4, 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Katelynn Kapalo for successfully defending her PhD dissertation, "Reducing Information Overload in Situated Visualization for Firefighting: a Human Factors Evaluation of User Interface Prototypes for Displaying Pre-Incident Planning Information".
  • December 4, 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Eugene Taranta for successfully defending his PhD dissertation, "The Dollar General: Continuous Custom Gesture Recognition Techniques at Everyday Low Prices".
  • December 4, 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Mehran Maghoumi for successfully defending his PhD dissertation, "Deep Recurrent Networks for Gesture Recognition and Synthesis".
  • December 4, 2020
    Congratulations to Jack Oakley for successfully defending his master's thesis, "The Effects of Gesture Presentation in Video Games".
  • October 5, 2020
    Congratulations to Eugene Taranta, Corey Pittman, Mehran Maghoumi, Mykola Maslych, Yasmine Moolenaar, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Machete: Easy, Efficient, and Precise Continuous Custom Gesture Segmentation", accepted to ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI).
  • September 1, 2020
    Congratulations to Kevin Pfeil, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "The Effects of Gender and the Presence of Third-Party Humans on Telepresence Camera Height Preferences", accepted to the 2020 ACM Symposium on Applied Perception.
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