Charles Hughes

Computer Science


Harris Engineering Center (bldg. 116) 247C



  • Professor
  • Member, Modeling & Simulation Faculty


  • Scientific Board, Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Editor, Entertainment Computing


  • Co-Director, Synthetic Reality Laboratory (


Ph.D. Computer Science The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

M.S. Computer Science The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

B.A. Mathematics Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Research Interests

Avatar-Mediated Interaction, Computer Graphics, Human Surrogates, Human-Technology Interaction, Mixed/Virtual Reality, Real-Time Material Design, Real-Time Matting, Virtual Heritage, Visualization

Selected Publications

  • Norris AE, Hughes CE, Hecht ML, Peragallo NP, Nickerson D. 2013. Randomized trial of a peer resistance skill-building game for Hispanic early adolescent girls. Nursing Research. 62(1):25-35
  • Varcholik P, LaViola JJ, Hughes CE. (2012). An Exploration of Multi-Touch Input for Text Entry. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 70(10):657-672
  • Risi S, Hughes CE, Stanley KO. 2010. Evolving Plastic Neural Networks with Novelty Search. Adaptive Behavior. 18(6):470-491
  • Fiore SM, Harrison GW, Hughes CE, Rutström E. 2009. Virtual Experiments and Environmental Policy. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 57(1):65-86
  • Colbert M, Reinhard E, Hughes CE. 2007. Painting in High Dynamic Range. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. 18(5):387-396