The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Drexel University have established a national research center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI). This center is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, the members from industry and government (the CVDI members) and university matching funds.

Cajun Code Fest 2013

will be held on April 24-26, 2013 in Lafayete, Louisiana. This event, which is in its second year, is a coding competition focusing on transforming "data" into health care solutions.

The second CVDI Industry Advisory Board Meeting

was held November 13-15, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At this meeting, the CVDI researchers presented status reports on current research projects and presented potential projects ideas for next year's membership projects.