Centers & Institutes
The IU School of Informatics at IUPUI sponsors one research institute and two research centers.
Scientists build and test more functional and realistic androids and explore human-android interactions at IU’s Android Science Center – the first laboratory of its kind in the U.S. People respond to androids in much the same way as they do to each other. The center’s researchers use androids to explore human cognition and learning, and identify areas where androids may be used to enhance the quality of human life.
This center aims to bring new discoveries in biology to clinical applications. Scientists collaborate to enhance research in the genetic and cellular function of biological systems. The center connects these researchers with clinicians and surgeons treating diseases such as breast and lung cancer, in order to speed the translation of the latest advances in understanding disease biology into cost-effective, personalized diagnoses and treatment of patients.
Exploring new territory in the fields of Informatics, the Informatics Research Institute conducts research in:
- Human-computer interaction
- Information capture, management, analysis and dispersal
- Policy and socio economic issues in information technology and applied informatics