Informatics Research Institute

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

Where technology aligns with human values to transform society

We are committed to groundbreaking research, shaped by community and user engagement, that drives scientific advancements and real-world solutions towards healthier populations, resilient communities, and a secure, interconnected world.

Our mission is to harness the power of AI and data science through:

  • Conducting use-inspired research that addresses critical societal challenges in population health, crisis response, community resilience, and cybersecurity.
  • Creating innovative technology that empower researchers, practitioners, and communities to leverage AI and data science for positive impact.
  • Educating and training the next generation of experts to tackle complex challenges and contribute to a safer, healthier, and more resilient world.

The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) at UL Lafayette is home to four research centers focused on using information to solve significant societal problems.




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