Informatics Research Institute

The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) at UL Lafayette oversees three centers which conduct work in the field of informatics to ensure the transformation of information for solving problems that impact our society.

Informatics Research Institute

The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette conducts research in data science to unleash the potential of Big Data for the benefit of society in such areas as health, crisis response, community resiliency, cybersecurity and smart and connected community. The Center serves as a driver for optimization across five constituent centers.

University Alignment

  • Expand the University’s research and development portfolio and capabilities through contracts and grants
  • Complement the academic programs and contributing to digital media and software development workforce development through apprenticeship and internships, thesis and project co-direction, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics outreach  activities
  • Support the area’s start-up and entrepreneurs through technology transfer




Center for Business & Information Technologies

Smart Community Initiatives ► Business Solutions ► Supply Chain Management 


​​National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies​

Disaster Response ► Emergency Management ► Technology Solutions


Center for Visual and Decision Informatics​

​​Visualization & Big Data Analytics Focus ► National Science Foundation I/UCRC ► Multi-University Partnership


Louisiana Center for Health Informatics

Healthcare ► State Partnership ► EHR ​


Center for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Cyber Threats ► Economic Impacts ► Public-Private Partnerships






Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

​Public-Private Partnership ► State Initiative ► Virtual BEOC Platform



CajunCodeFest Challenge and Summit

​Coding Competition ► Community Innovation  ► Healthcare & Smart Community



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