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Our Mission

Guided by Notre Dame’s Mission, the Lucy Family Institute adventurously collaborates on advancing data-driven convergence research, translational solutions, and education to ethically address society’s wicked problems. As an innovative nexus of academia, industry, and the public, the Institute also fosters data science and artificial intelligence (AI) access to strengthen diverse and inclusive capacity building within communities.

Vision

To become the preeminent intellectual beacon, inspiring collaborative, equitable, and impactful data and artificial intelligence innovations as a global force for good.

History

Founded in December of 2019 with a $25 million gift from alumnus Robert Lumpkins and his wife, Sara, the Lucy Family Institute contributes to scholarship and education related to the relationship between data and society, with the goal of using data and innovation as a force for good in the world.

As a part of its establishment, the Lucy Family Institute integrated two pre-existing research centers at the University that operated with a primary focus on data science, societal interface, and interdisciplinary applications of data science: the Center for Network and Data Science (CNDS) and the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR).

What we do

The Lucy Family Institute brings expertise in data science, AI, data engineering, computing, applications, and methods. The Institute also brings forth core societal expertise in areas of human development, peace accord, ethics, global development, and poverty studies. 

Combining these core capabilities enables the Lucy Family Institute to compile best-in-class research teams aligned toward specific societal challenges that translate out of research and into practice. We do this through research, funding, education, outreach and through special initiatives.

Notre Dame Faculty and IBM Research Partner to Advance Research in Ethics and Large Language Models

Notre Dame Faculty and IBM Research Partner to Advance Research in Ethics and Large Language Models

Five Notre Dame faculty elected AAAS Fellows as program celebrates 150th anniversary

Five Notre Dame faculty elected AAAS Fellows as program celebrates 150th anniversary

Visit by Fr. Paolo Benanti, AI advisor to Pope Francis, deepens Notre Dame’s commitment to socially responsible data and AI innovation

Visit by Fr. Paolo Benanti, AI advisor to Pope Francis, deepens Notre Dame’s commitment to socially responsible data and AI innovation

Center for Social Science Research uses data to help strengthen teacher connections for Alliance for Catholic Education project

Center for Social Science Research uses data to help strengthen teacher connections for Alliance for Catholic Education project