Office of Research New Faculty Orientation will take place on Friday, September 6, 2024 from 8:00am to Noon in Diboll Gallery and Auditorium, 1440 Canal Street, Tidewater Bldg. Click here for the New Faculty Orientation website.

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Thank you to our participants, panelists, lecturers, sponsors, and attendees for making TRICS 2024 a great experience!

Tulane Research, Innovation, and Creativity Summit

April 23-25, 2024


The 2nd annual Tulane Research, Innovation, and Creativity Summit (TRICS) was held at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC) from Tuesday, April 23rd to Thursday, April 25th. The event showcased the breadth and depth of research, innovation, and creativity from disciplines, departments, units, and schools across Tulane University. Graduate students, undergraduate students, trainees (postdocs, residents, and fellows), faculty, and research staff presented their research, scholarship, and achievements. TRICS also included distinguished lectures, panel discussions, and affiliated workshops.

Download the complete TRICS 2024 Schedule     Innovation Institute Award Winners

A.I. Task Force Panel Discussion

AI Panel TRICS 2024

Giovanni Piedimonte, Vice President for Research

AI Task Force

Alessandra Bazzano, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Eugina Leung, School of Business

Aron Culotta, School of Science & Engineering

Susan Davies, School of Social Work

David Crosslin, School of Medicine

Onnig Dombalagian, School of Law

Zaid Kashef Alghata, School of Architecture

Q & A with AI Panel

Patrick Rafail, School of Liberal Arts

TRICS 2024 Distinguished Lecturer

Aron Culotta

Aron Culotta, PhD

Director, Tulane University Center for Community-Engaged Artificial Intelligence


Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Science & Engineering


The Tulane University Innovation Institute Awards for TRICS 2024


Innovation and Societal Impact

The TRICS Innovation and Societal Impact award is a $1,000 cash prize awarded to the graduate student or faculty poster that best illustrates how their research impacts society. Based on the National Science Foundation’s definition of Broader Impacts.

Innovation and Technology Development

The TRICS Innovation and Technology Development award is a cash prize awarded to the
graduate student or faculty poster that best illustrates how their research could
successfully be commercialized through technology development.