Academics from within the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics are affiliated with a number of research centres and institutes.


The UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre

The School of Mathematics and Statistics leads research in Meteorology and Climate through the UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre. This is Ireland’s leading academic centre for research and education in meteorology and climate science. Research interests at UCD in this area include dynamic meteorology, numerical weather prediction (NWP), regional climate modelling and climate variability. This Centre will form part of the new UCD Earth Institute.


Institute for Discovery

The Institute for Discovery, formerly UCD CASL, is an interdisciplinary incubator for UCD-led research and projects. The Institute provides the supports to incubate cutting edge and potentially high-risk research ideas to the University’s research community. Several members of the School of Mathematics and Statistics are working in the Institute for Discovery.


Insight Centre for Data Analytics

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics undertakes high impact research in data analytics that has significant impact on industry and society by enabling better decision making.


UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research

The School is involved in a collaboration with Conway Institute Researchers applying statistical methods.


UCD Earth Institute

The UCD Earth Institute is unique in Ireland. It has the range and depth of expertise to understand the relationships between energy, the environment, climate change and hazards; to relate science to policy, and support the challenge to meet our climate change and energy obligations; to inform the public and policy process; and to commit to making Ireland an innovation hub for green technologies.


UCD Energy Institute

UCD Energy Institute plays an integral part in the energy transition, endorsing a net zero carbon energy system, promoting modernised integrated energy systems while empowering the citizen through education, innovation and digitalisation.


SFI Marine Renewable Energy Ireland Centre

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is part of MaREI, the SFI Research Centre on Marine Renewable energies (MREs). The main goals of MaREI are to transform the MRE sector in Ireland by applying science and engineering research to find solutions to the major barriers to large scale deployment and to create a dynamic R&D environment that fits the networked, integrated, and interdisciplinary nature of the MRE development community.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is carrying out world leading research aimed at the development of analytical models of the efficiency of wave energy devices, non-linear wave mechanics, computational fluid dynamics tools to predict impact loading on wave energy devices, and nearshore wave forecasting software.


Centre for Research Training (CRT) in Foundations of Data Science

The Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Skillnet Ireland and supported and facilitated by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, is a large-scale collaborative initiative between the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and Maynooth University. The Centre combines the expertise of world-class academics, international collaborators and industry partners, to create a centre of excellence in PhD training.


VISTAMILK SFI Research Centre

The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and information communications technology (ICT) research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM)