The Informatics Research Institute (IRI) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette advances the understanding of Transforming Communities through research in informatics and data science in such areas as population health, public safety, community resilience, smart & connected community, and cybersecurity. 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