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 2017
The HCI Group will meet monthly on the following dates:
- 8 December 2017 Social Gathering TBC
Thursday 9 November 2017 (Honours Student presentations)
3pm Friday 6 October 2017 in EA118
3pm Friday 8 September 2017 in EA118
3pm Friday 11 August 2017 in EA119
2pm Friday 7 July 2017 in CO255
2pm Friday 9 June 2017 in CO255
12pm Friday 5 May 2017 in CO255
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 November, 2017
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 3pm - 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
or Stuart Marshall
Resources and Experimentation
The group maintains a collection of interaction devices for use in projects and experiments. These include multi-touch tables, iPads, visualisation 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