About CVDI

Established in  2012, the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that works in partnership with government, industry, and academia to develop the next-generation visual and decision support tools and techniques that enable decision-makers to significantly improve the way their organization’s information is organized and interpreted. CVDI is recognized for many accomplishments and goals including:

  • Completed 34 IAB-funded projects producing over 110 CVDI-related publications, 72 invention disclosures, 4 licensing agreements and 2 patent applications in the first five years
  • Nominated by industry members for 2 NSF technology breakthroughs
  • Received more than $5.9 million dollars in funding in Years 1 – 5 from industry members, the National Science Foundation and Tekes, a Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
  • Focused on becoming a national Center of Excellence in Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Visual Analytics
  • Recognized as one of the few international I/UCRC partnerships (with Tampere University of Technology in Finland) and the the only I/UCRC in the state of Louisiana
  • Awarded Phase II designation on March 1, 2017 adding academic partners Stony Brook University and University of Virginia
  • Mentored over 109 undergraduate and graduates students encouraging collaborations, internships and jobs with industry members
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 Academic Partners

Drexel University
Stony Brook University
Tampere University of Technology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Virginia

Prospective Academic Partners

Brigham Young University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CVDI By the Numbers

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