Welcome to the Interactive Systems and User Experience Research Cluster of Excellence at the University of Central Florida. At the IS&UE Research Cluster of Excellence, 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

  • June 19, 2017
    Congratulations to Pooya Khloo, Mehran Maghoumi, Eugene Taranta, David Bettner, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Code Park: A New 3D Code Visualization Tool" accepted to the Fifth IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2017).
  • April 10, 2017
    Dr. LaViola's new book, "3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition", co-authored with Ernst Kruijff, Ryan McMahan, Doug Bowman, and Ivan Poupyrev" is now available.
  • April 7, 2017
    Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Holderness for successfully defending her PhD Dissertation, "Exploring the Multi-Touch Interaction Design Space for 3D Virtual Objects to Support Procedural Training Tasks".
  • Feburary 24, 2017
    Congratulations to Dr. LaViola for winning a UCF Research Incentive Award for 2017.
  • Feburary 17, 2017
    Congratulations to Eugene Taranta, Amirreza Samiei, Mehran Maghoumi, Pooya Khaloo, Corey Pittman, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Jackknife: A Reliable Recognizer with Few Samples and Many Modalities" selected to receive an ACM SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award (top 5% of all submissions to CHI 2017).
  • December 17, 2016
    Congratulations to Kyle Martin and Dr. LaViola for winning a best paper award for "The Transreality Interaction Platform: Enabling Interaction Across Physical and Virtual Reality" at The 9th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2016).
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