About Us

The DDMLab was founded in 2002 by Prof. Cleotilde Gonzalez. Initially supported by a grant from the Army Research Laboratories (Advanced Decisions Architectures, Collaborative Technology Alliance), the DDMLab is a group fully funded by grants from research institutions such as National Science Foundation, Army Research Labs, Army Research Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and others. The laboratory is interdisciplinary, including post-docs and student from Behavioral Decision Research, Psychology, Engineering, and Computer Science.


The Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory facility is located at 4609 Winthrop Street, 1st floor suite. Winthrop Street intersects with Craig Street and is within walking distance of the main CMU campus. The DDMLab is a network of several Windows machines for data collection. All machines are equipped with a number of devices, graphics, sound cards, and high resolution displays. We employ a wide range of research methods including laboratory experiments, computational modeling, eye-tracking, and fMRI. We use the fMRI scanner available to us through the CCBI in the Brain Imaging Research Center, established in 2002.


Every year, the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory releases an issue of the lab newsletter about current and new research to members, alumni, collaborators, and other interested parties. We appreciate the opportunity to share our progress with the world. Current and past issues are always available on our webpage.


DDMLab research poster