Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
In June 2012, NICO and SONIC brought to Northwestern two of the premier conferences in Network Science: NetSci 2012 and Web Science 2012. The two events were very successful, attracting over 400 attendees from around the world to the venue at Kellogg's Jacobs Center. In addition to the single track sessions, which featured keynotes from luminaries such as Iain Couzin (Princeton), Doyne Farmer (Oxford), James Fowler (UCSD), Jon Kleinberg (Cornell), and NICO's own Luis Amaral, the conferences included several parallel topical workshops. The two-day International School on Network Science, held before NetSci in the lecture hall of NICO's Chambers Hall, was led by NICO members PJ Lamberson and Jim Bagrow, as well as Daniel Stouffer and Roger Guimera.
NetSci2012 Brings Leaders in Network Science to NICO
NetSci also hosted NetSci High 2012, a pilot outreach program funded by NSF and BAE Systems, that aims to infuse Network Science into K-12 education by involving high school students and teachers in ongoing university research in Network Science, culminating in poster presentations at NetSci. This year, two high school student teams participated in the conference, networked with world leaders in Network Science, and presented their work.
More information on NetSci 2012 can be found at http://netsci2012.net/