About the Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL)
In our data-driven society, we convert data to actionable information and communicate the resulting decisions to others. In response to that need, the Information and Communications Laboratory is a fundamental and applied research laboratory focused on transdisciplinary research across the entire information science hierarchy. The laboratory has over 200 research and support personnel working on over $50M of funded research per year. ICL’s fundamental strength is Information Science, a discipline that investigates the properties and behavior of data and information, the flow of data and information in systems, and the means of processing information for optimum accessibility and usability. ICL has broad and deep capabilities across the data science hierarchy of needs, and our key areas of research focus on systems that adapt to their operational environment, as well as scalable enterprise system modernization and transformation. Core research areas include (alphabetically): advanced computing systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications, data analytics, decision support systems, electronic warfare, embedded software, enterprise applications, 5G/FutureG, health analytics and informatics, information science, interoperable data architectures, the intersection of cognitive performance and artificial intelligence, radio frequency (RF) propagation modeling, socio-technical systems, software-defined RF systems, spectrum analytics, STEM education, and trusted systems. ICL conducts research that solves complex problems for a range of domains, including national security, health, intelligence, law enforcement and justice, and economic impact for the state of Georgia.