Dr. Marija Bezbradica

School of Computing


She is a lecturer in the School of ComputingDCU, specifically allied with several research centres: ARC-SYM – Advanced Research Computing Centre for Complex Systems Modelling, as part of which she completed my PhD research in 2013, Adapt Research Centre, as well as Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. She is also acting as a chair of the Modelling & Scientific Computing Group and as part of it, she is an area leader for Social systems, specifically for Smart cities, Environment and Transport.

Prior to coming to DCU, Dr. Bezbradica obtained a BSc and MSc at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF)Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.


Her research areas are interdisciplinary and include complex system modelling, specifically Cellular Automata (CA) and Agent Based Models (ABM), data analytics, applied mathematics, statistics as well as high-performance computing (HPC) and distributed systems.

She is currently developing models that study the impact of large urban layouts on pedestrian movement decision-making using ABM with open data sourced from OpenStreetMap.

Her research includes building stochastic models of in vitro drug delivery systems (DDS) by using CA and ABM, in collaboration with Sigmoid Pharma Ltd.

Her interests also cover HPC optimisations of large-scale models in collaboration with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC).

Since she became a member of DCU, she was involved in lecturing and tutoring of a number of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students covering statistical data analysis, quantitative methods, probability and statistics, and operating systems.

She also supervises Masters and undergraduate students on final-year projects and practicums.

Contact Details

  • marija.bezbradica@dcu.ie
  • +353 (1) 700 5260