Welcome to the UCD Dynamics Lab! The UCD Dynamics Lab is a research group established by Associate Professor Diane Payne at University College Dublin.

The UCD Dynamics Lab is based at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and also has strong research collaboration with UCD Insight Centre for Data Analytics  and UCD Institute of Discovery, The UCD Dynamics Lab fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research and postgraduate training and hosts a growing number of funded research projects in computational social science with research applications in dynamic social network analysis, agent-based social simulation, group social processes, decision modeling and dynamic games.

The Geary Institute for Public Policy  is one of the leading social science research institutes in Ireland and is home to a number of research projects in areas of human development, behavioral and applied micro economics, computational social science, political science, public health and social statistics.The Geary Institute for Public Policy in collaboration with the UCD Dynamics Lab hosts a very successful Thematic Doctoral Training programme in Complex Systems and Computational Social Science (CSCS PhD) which forms part of the PRTLI 5 funded umbrella thematic PhD in Simulation Sciences.