The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) is a division of the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. The Institute consist of five constituent centers:
- Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) with focuses on IT in government and community.
- Center for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CCIC) focuses on cyberattacks that may impact the country’s critical infrastructure.
- Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) is a NSF center that focuses in the area of Big Data research.
- Louisiana Center for Health Innovation (LCHI) focuses its activities in health informatics driven innovations in healthcare.
- National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) focuses on emergency response and community resilience.
- Expand the University’s research and development portfolio and capabilities through contracts and grants.
- Complement the academic programs and contribute 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.