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

  • April 17, 2024
    Congratulations to Wanyea Barbel for successfully defending his master's thesis, "Neurogaze in Virtual Reality: Assessing an EEG and Eye Tracking Interface Against Traditional Virtual Reality Input Devices".
  • January 19, 2024
    Congratulations to Ryan Ghamandi, Dr. Ravi Kattoju, Yahya Hmaiti, Mykola Maslych, Dr. Eugene Taranta, Dr. McMahan, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper "Unlocking Understanding: An Investigation of Multimodal Communication in Virtual Reality Collaboration", accepted to ACM CHI 2024.
  • January 3, 2024
    Congratulations to John Sermarini, Dr. Rob Michlowitz, Dr. Roger Acevedo, Dr. Lori Walters, Dr. Joe Kider, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Exploring Augmented Reality's Role in Enhancing Spatial Perception for Building Facade Retrofit Design for Non-experts", accepted to the IEEE Virtual Reality 2024.
  • August 23, 2023
    Congratulations to Yahya Hmaiti, Mykola Maslych, Dr. Eugene Taranta, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "An Exploration of the Effect of Head-Centric Rest Frames On Egocentric Distance Judgments in VR" accepted to ISMAR 2023.
  • August 23, 2023
    Congratulations to Ryan Ghamandi, Yahya Hmaiti, Tam Nguyen, Amirpouya Ghasemaghaei, Dr. Ravi Kattoju, Dr. Eugene Taranta, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "What And How Together: A Taxonomy On Collaborative Human-Centered XR Tasks", accepted to ISMAR 2023.
  • August 2, 2023
    Congratulations to Yahya Hmaiti for successfully defending his Honors in the Major thesis, "The Effects of Head-Centric Rest Frames on Egocentric Distance Perception in Virtual Reality".
  • July 17, 2023
    Congratulations to Dr. LaViola for reaching an h-index of 50 according to Google Scholar.
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