Human-Computer Interaction Group
The Human-Computer Interaction Group (HCI) carries out research on information visualization techniques and systems, natural user interfaces, user experience techniques, mobile education systems, usable security, and human aspects of software engineering. The group consists of academics and students from a variety of disciplines including human computer interaction, media design, and software engineering.
Meetings for 2018
The HCI Group will meet monthly on the following dates:
Friday 9 March 2018, 1-2pm in EA119
Friday 23 March 2018, 12-1pm in EA119
- Friday 6 April 2018, 10am-11am in EA119
- Friday 20 April 2018, 1-2pm in EA119
All 400-level, Masters, and PhD students are welcome to attend.
We are currently engaged in projects on:
- network visualization
- security information and event management
- exoplanets visualization
- sports visualization
- user experience practice
- mobile education
- visualization of education metrics
- collaborative visualisation
- usable security
- collaboration with interactive surfaces and spaces
- human aspects of software engineering
There are currently the following academic staff that form the HCI Research group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science
. The group is co-led by Craig Anslow
and Stuart Marshall
- Brian Robinson - Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health
- Pedro Antunes - School of Information Management, Victoria Business School
The group consists of the following students ranging from PhD students, Masters thesis students and students completing final year or honours projects.
- Roman Klapaukh - (Alumni) former Teaching Fellow, interested in visualisation and gesture controls.
Scholarships and Funding
We are always looking for excellent PhD, Masters, and Honours students. We have funding available via our university and some other university funded research grants which are typically for summer research students.
Apply for a Postgraduate PhD/Master Scholarship (Next deadline 1 March, 2018
Summer Scholarships. We offer summer scholarships
in 2017/2018, some of which are related to HCI and Visualization (application deadline 15 September
The HCI group meets monthly at 1pm - on Fridays on Victoria University's Kelburn campus
The group also maintains a mailing list for general announcements: http://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/hci-group
or join our Slack channel: https://hci-vuw.slack.com/
For more information about joining or collaborating with the group, please contact Craig Anslow
Resources and Experimentation
The group maintains a collection of interaction devices for use in projects and experiments. These include VR head sets (HTC Vive, Occulus Rift, Pico Goblin), multi-touch tables, iPads, visualization walls, Leap Motions, and both Kinect and Playstation Move systems.
In order to conduct experiments with you humans we need to get human ethics approval
and Applying for human ethics approval