The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems serves as a hub and facilitator for pathbreaking and relevant research in complexity science transcending the boundaries of established disciplines.



Northwestern News Features NICO Faculty

Synthetic Biologists Break New Ground in Medicine, Energy: Northwestern scientists engineer living systems to tackle global problems

Complexity Institute Receives Significant Gift for New Research

Leslie and John A. “Mac” McQuown (mechanical engineering ’57) have given a significant gift to fund new research at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).



Robotic Sensor Swarms

Transportation Networks

Social and Information Networks

The Science of Teams

Weight Loss in the Internet Age

Computational Neuroscience

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NICO Reading Group

The NICO reading group meets regularly over lunch to discuss recent papers, fundamentals, and emerging trends in complexity research.  More information can be found here.