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.
- 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