Seminars & Events

Time and Space Analysis of Agent-based Model Performance

December 3, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Michael J. North, Deputy Director, Center for Complex Adaptive Agent Systems Simulation, Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory

 

Networks of Mental Models and Conversation in Adaptive Rangeland Management

November 19, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Lorien Jasny, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland

 

The power of Caenorhabditis elegans statistical genetics from GWAS to gene

November 12, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Erik Andersen, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University

 

Mitochondrial DNA Mutations and Aging: Mutagenesis and Clonal Expansion

November 6, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NICO (Extra) Seminar: Rudiyanto Gunawan, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Systems Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich

 

Identifying Social Influence through Randomized Experiments

November 5, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Dylan Walker, Assistant Professor Information Systems, Boston University School of Management

 

Turning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robots

October 29, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Brenna Argall, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

 

The Genesis of Homogeneity in Mating Patterns

October 22, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Kevin Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California - San Diego

 

Tipping Points: a Mathematician's Perspective

October 8, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Mary Silber, Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

 

Developing a System for the Automated Coding of Protest Event Data

October 1, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO: Alexander Hanna, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Gossip: Identifying Central Nodes in a Social Network

May 29, 2014|3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

NICO Annual Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor Matthew Jackson, Stanford University Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:00PM - Jacobs Center G40, Reception 4-5:30PM 6th Floor

 

Scientific Teams: Their Formation, Size Evolution and the Modes of Knowledge Production

May 14, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, May 14, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University

 

Crowds, Communities, and Mixed-Initiative Systems

May 7, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, May 7, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Assistant Professor Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern University

 

Utilizing Networks to Understand the Social Contextual Drivers of Health with Diverse Youth

April 30, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, April 30, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Michelle Anne Birkett, Northwestern University

 

Financial Networks and Contagion

April 23, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, April 23, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Benjamin Golub, Harvard University

 

Decentralized Synchronization of Heterogeneous Oscillators on Networks with Arbitrary Topology

April 16, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, April 16, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Randy Freeman, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

 

Do Ideas, Products, Messages, and Behaviors Really Spread Just Like Viruses?

April 9, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, April 9, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Julia Poncela-Casasnovas, Chemical and Biological Engineering; Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

 

NICO is a sponsor for The Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC) to be held at Northwestern University

April 5, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC), a collaboration between IIT, UIC, and NU, celebrates applied mathematics and computational research in Chicagoland. Along with plenary speakers who are leaders in the field, we will be featuring talks showcasing the work of graduate students and accomplished undergraduate students.

 

The Nonprofit-Business Representational Communication Network

April 2, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, April 2, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Michelle Shumate, School of Communication, Northwestern University

 

Microscopic Evolution of Social Networks

March 19, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, March 19, 2014, Chambers Hall-Lower Level: Professor Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame

 

Large-Scale Structure In Networks

March 12, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, March 12, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Mark Newman, University of Michigan

 

Electric Fish Robotics

March 5, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, March 5, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Malcolm MacIver, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

 

How Science Thinks: Collective Cognition and the Selection of Scientific Ideas

February 26, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, February 26, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor James Allen Evans, University of Chicago

 

Network Aesthetics

February 19, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, February 19, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago

 

Analyzing the Frontiers of Science

February 12, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, February 12, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Satyam Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University University

 

Do Delay Announcements Influence Customer Behavior? An Empirical Study

February 5, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, February 5, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Gad Allon, Kellogg School of Management

 

Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education

January 22, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, January 22, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Eleonora Patacchini, Syracuse University

 

A Model of Grassroots Changes in Linguistic Systems

January 15, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, January 15, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Janet Pierrehumbert, Northwestern University

 

Direct Recording from the Human Brain Using Electrodes Implanted During Brain-Surgery

January 8, 2014|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, January 8, 2014, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: Professor Moran Cerf, Kellogg School of Management

Bounded Rationality and Overconfidence in Dynamic Games

November 20, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Noon, November 20, 2013, Chambers Hall, Lower Level Professor Jennifer Cutler, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Pipes, Prisms and Cooperative Stakeholder Relations

November 13, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, *Note Location* Jacobs Center, Room 1246: "Pipes, Prisms and Cooperative Stakeholder Relations" Professor Lite Nartey, University of South Carolina

 

Music as a complex system: Etudes on swarms, networks, and electronic music

November 1, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Music as a complex system: Etudes on swarms, networks, and electronic music" Dr. Cristian Heupe

 

Why Do Equity Analysts Get It Wrong? A (Social) Structural Explanation

October 16, 2013|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Why Do Equity Analysts Get It Wrong? A (Social) Structural Explanation" Professor Edward(Ned)Smith, Kellogg School of Management

 

Network Science Meets the Science of Teams

October 3, 2013|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

5th International Workshop on Network Theory: Network Science Meets the Science of Teams Northwestern University, October 3-5, 2013

 

SCIENCE OF TEAM SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2013

June 24, 2013|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2013 Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference will take place June 24-27 at Northwestern University in Evanston. Registration is now open.

 

Have We Been Looking at Global Disease Dynamics All Wrong?

May 29, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Have We Been Looking at Global Disease Dynamics All Wrong?" Prof. Dirk Brockmann, Northwestern University

 

Topology Scheduling for Power Network Stability

May 22, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Ford Engineering Design Center, ITW Classroom: "Topology Scheduling for Power Network Stability" Prof. Todd Murphey, Northwestern University

 

Measuring Tie Strength in Implicit Social Networks

May 8, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Measuring Tie Strength in Implicit Social Networks," Prof. Tina Eliassi-Rad, Computer Science, Rutgers University

 

With Us or Against Us? Networks, Identity and Order in a Virtual World

May 1, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "With Us or Against Us? Networks, Identity and Order in a Virtual World" Prof. Magnus Torfason, Harvard Business School

 

From distributed control systems to game theory: There and back again

April 17, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "From distributed control systems to game theory: There and back again" Prof. Jeff Shamma, Georgia Tech

 

Adaptive Macroscopic Properties of Social Systems as the Outcome of Collective Computation

April 3, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Adaptive Macroscopic Properties of Social Systems as the Outcome of Collective Computation," Prof. Jessica Flack, University of Wisconsin

 

The Half-Life of Facts

March 6, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Half-Life of Facts," Dr. Sam Arbesman, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

 

What can we learn about the sense of touch by studying rat whiskers?

February 27, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "What can we learn about the sense of touch by studying rat whiskers?," Prof. Mitra Hartmann, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Atypical Knowledge and Scientific Impact

February 20, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Atypical Knowledge and Scientific Impact," Prof. Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

 

Chance vs. circumstance: a new paradigm for understanding local immune networks

February 13, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Chance vs. circumstance: a new paradigm for understanding local immune networks," Prof. Josh Leonard, Northwestern University

 

Interacting with Multi-Robot Networks: Controllability and Beyond

January 30, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Interacting with Multi-Robot Networks: Controllability and Beyond," Prof. Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Tech

 

Hybrid Dynamics and Control

January 23, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Hybrid Dynamics and Control," Prof. Rafal Goebel, Loyola University of Chicago

 

Can We Understand the Engineering Principles for Biological Function?

January 16, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Can We Understand the Engineering Principles for Biological Function?" Prof. Milan Mrksich, Northwestern University

Kilobot: A 1024 Robot Platform for Implementing Collective Behaviors

December 5, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Kilobot: A 1024 Robot Platform for Implementing Collective Behaviors," Dr. Michael Rubenstein, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

 

Hunter-gatherer social networks and the evolution of cooperation

November 28, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, November 28, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Hunter-gatherer social networks and the evolution of cooperation," Prof. Coren Apicella, University of Pennsylvania

 

Understanding Individual Behavior on Social Media Using a Complexity Perspective

November 14, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Understand Individual Behavior on Social Media Using a Complexity Perspective," Prof. William Rand, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

 

Towards understanding goal-oriented communication: The many wonders of Witsenhausen’s counterexample

November 7, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Towards understanding goal-oriented communication: The many wonders of Witsenhausen’s counterexample," Prof. Cedric Langbort, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Hearing the Shape of Cancer: Spectral Graph Theory for Pathway Analysis of Gene Expression Data

October 24, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar Series, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Hearing the Shape of Cancer: Spectral Graph Theory for Pathway Analysis of Gene Expression Data," Professor Rosemary Braun, Northwestern University

 

Executive Networks and Firm Policies: Evidence from the Random Assignment of MBA Peers

October 17, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar Series, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Executive Networks and Firm Policies: Evidence from the Random Assignment of MBA Peers," Professor Kelly Shue University of Chicago Booth Business School

 

Modeling and forecast of socio-technical systems in the data-science age

October 11, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NICO Distinguished Speaker Series, James Allen Center, "Modeling and forecast of socio-technical systems in the data-science age," Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University

 

NETSCI 2012

June 18, 2012|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2012 NetSci Conference took place June 18-22 at Northwestern University in Evanston.

 

Word Frequency and Predictability

May 30, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Word Frequency and Predictability ," Professor Janet Pierrehumbert, Northwestern University

 

Crowd Soft Control - Moving Beyond the Opportunistic?

May 2, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Crowd Soft Control - Moving Beyond the Opportunistic?," Professor Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University

 

Autonomous Agile Aerial Robots?

April 25, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Autonomous Agile Aerial Robots?," Professor Vijay Kumar, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

 

Can Compexity Science Help Improve Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

April 18, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Can Compexity Science Help Improve Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety," Professor Kevin J. O'Leary, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Robotics with Granular Materials

April 4, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Robotics with Granular Materials," Professor Heinrich Jaeger, University of Chicago

 

Towards Online Spam Filtering in Social Networks

March 28, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Towards Online Spam Filtering in Social Networks," Professor Yan Chen, Northwestern University

 

The Role of Reinformcement on Social Dynamics

March 7, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Role of Reinformcement on Social Dynamics," Professor Sidney Redner, Boston University

 

Inequality and Network Structure

February 22, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Inequality and Network Structure," Professor Willemien Kets, Northwestern University

 

Computational Analysis of Dynamic of T Cell Signaling to Elucidate Immune Function

February 15, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Computational Analysis of Dynamic of T Cell Signaling to Elucidate Immune Function," Professor Neda Bagheri, McCormick Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

 

The Mechanics of Network Formation and Diffusion of Topics in Social Media Sites

February 8, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Mechanics of Network Formation and Diffusion of Topics in Social Media Sites," Daniel Romero, Cornell University

 

Cell Phones, Communities, and Complex Networks

January 18, 2012|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Cell Phones, Communities, and Complex Networks," Dr. James Bagrow, Northwestern University

The Next Level of Modeling Social Interaction: How to Detect, Quantify and Utilize Emotional Influence

November 16, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Next Level of Modeling Social Interaction: How to Detect, Quantify and Utilize Emotional Influence," Professor Frank Schweitzer ETH Zurich

 

Modeling the Decline of Religion: Do Social Networks Matter?

November 2, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Modeling the Decline of Religion: Do Social Networks Matter?," Professor Danny Abrams, Northwestern University

 

Social Influence and Drift in Collective Behavior

October 19, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Social Influence and Drift in Collective Behavior," Professor Alex Bentley, University of Bristol, UK

 

Probabilistic Identification of Biomedical Author-Inventors Across PubMed and USPTO

October 12, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Probabilistic Identification of Biomedical Author-Inventors Across PubMed and USPTO," Professor Vetle Torvik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

The Large-Scale and Long-Term Dynamics of Terrorism and Civil Wars

October 5, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Large-Scale and Long-Term Dynamics of Terrorism and Civil Wars," Professor Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Beyond Gigs of Log Data: The Challenges of Studying Social Behavior based on People’s Digital Footprint

May 18, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Beyond Gigs of Log Data: The Challenges of Studying Social Behavior based on People’s Digital Footprint," Professor Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University

 

Studying the World and Human Activity by Mining Photo-Sharing Websites

May 11, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Studying the World and Human Activity by Mining Photo-Sharing Websites, Professor David Crandall, Indiana University

 

COMPLEXITY CONFERENCE 2011

March 5, 2011|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2011 NICO Complexity Conference took place March 5-8 at Northwestern University in Evanston.

 

Detecting Spillover in Social Networks: Design and Analysis of Multi-level Experiments

January 26, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Detecting Spillover in Social Networks: Design and Analysis of Multi-level Experiments ," Professor Betsy Sinclair, University of Chicago

 

Measuring the Public Mood State from Large-Scale Microblogging

January 19, 2011|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Measuring the Public Mood State from Large-Scale Microblogging," Professor Johan Bollen, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing

Thinking in a complex world: the nexus of art, technology and science

December 1, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Thinking in a complex world: the nexus of art, technology and science," Dean Julio M. Ottino, Northwestern University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

The Tragedy of the Commons in Mutualistic Networks

November 17, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Tragedy of the Commons in Mutualistic Networks," Dr. Serguei Saavedra, Northwestern University

 

Eyjafjallajökull

November 10, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Human Mobility and Icelandic Volcanoes", Professor Dirk Brockmann, Northwestern University

 

Collective Effect of Individual Decisions in Traffic Networks: Intelligent

November 3, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Collective Effect of Individual Decisions in Traffic Networks: Intelligent Management through Predictive Information and Dynamic Pricing Strategies," Professor Hani S. Mahmassani Northwestern University

 

Computational Modeling of Neurons

October 27, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Computational Modeling of Neurons," Professor William Kath, McCormick Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

 

Decentralized Control of Mobile Sensor Networks

October 13, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Decentralized Control of Mobile Sensor Networks," Professor Kevin M. Lynch, McCormick Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Knowledge Creation and Innovation in Global Product Development Networks: The Strategic Use of Captive Offshore Centers

May 26, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Knowledge Creation and Innovation in Global Product Development Networks: The Strategic Use of Captive Offshore Centers ," Professor Paul M. Leonardi, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

 

Visual Analytics For Studying Complex Networks

May 19, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Visual Analytics For Studying Complex Networks," Professor Takashi Nishikawa, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University

 

Understanding food-web persistence

May 12, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Understanding food-web persistence," Professor Daniel Stouffer, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University

 

Signal Specificity and Epigenetic Regulation

April 28, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Signal Specificity and Epigenetic Regulation," Professor Su Zhao, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine

 

How Far Does the Apple Fall From the Tree?

April 21, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "How far does the apple fall from the tree?," Professor Robert Dean Malmgren, Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Northwestern University

 

Modeling Market–Based Reforms in Education

March 17, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Modeling Market–Based Reforms in Education," Professor Spiro Maroulis, Kellogg School of Management and NICO, Northwestern University

 

A Toy Model of Peak Oil

February 24, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "A Toy Model of Peak Oil," Dr. Richard Wiener, Research Corporation for Science Development

 

High-Precision cross-scale analysis of tissue

February 17, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "High-Precision cross-scale analysis of tissue morphogenesis," Professor Matthias Kaschube, Department of Physics, Princeton University

 

Dead Men Walking: Using Simulations of Pedestrian Traffic to Explore an Ancient City at Kerkenes Dag, Turkey

February 10, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Dead Men Walking: Using Simulations of Pedestrian Traffic to Explore an Ancient City at Kerkenes Dag, Turkey," Professor Scott Branting - Oriental Institute, Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes, University of Chicago

 

From Pathogens to Products: Linking Network Structure and Diffusion

January 20, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "From Pathogens to Products: Linking Network Structure and Diffusion," Dr. PJ Lamberson, System Dynamics Group MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Instant-Messaging Networks and the Collective Genius of Profitable Day Traders

January 20, 2010|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Instant-Messaging Networks and the Collective Genius of Profitable Day Traders," Dr. Serguei Saavedra, Northwestern University

Connecting the Dots: How to Build a Food Web from Scratch

December 9, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Connecting the Dots: How to Build a Food Web from Scratch," Professor Stefano Allesina, Department of Ecology & Evolution, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

 

Life in the Network: The Coming Age of Computational Social Science

December 2, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Life in the Network: The Coming Age of Computational Social Science," Professor David Lazer, Public Policy & Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University

 

Interference Games in Wireless Networks

November 18, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road Rm. M416: "Interference Games in Wireless Networks," Professor Randall Berry - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering

 

Academic Laboratories and the Reproduction of Proprietary Science: Modeling Organizational Rules through Autocatalytic Networks

November 4, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Academic Laboratories and the Reproduction of Proprietary Science: Modeling Organizational Rules through Autocatalytic Networks," Professor Jeanette Colyvas, Human Development & Social Policy; Learning Sciences, School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University

 

From Human Behavior to the Spread of Mobile Viruses

October 28, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "From Human Behavior to the Spread of Mobile Viruses," Professor Pu Wang, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame & CCNR, Northeastern University

 

Orientation Maps in the Visual Cortex: A Story with a Twist

October 21, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Orientation Maps in the Visual Cortex: A Story with a Twist," Professor Michael Schnabel, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

 

Rapid, Heritable, and Tunable Division Control in Single Cells

October 14, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Rapid, Heritable, and Tunable Division Control in Single Cells," Professor Sean Crosson, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago

 

SHIP-less in Myelodysplastic Syndromes - A Mathematical Solution

October 7, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Rapid, Heritable, and Tunable Division Control in Single Cells," Professors Sean Seth Corey, MD & Zak Whichard, BA-Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

 

COMPLEXITY CONFERENCE 2009

September 1, 2009|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2009 NICO Complexity Conference took place September 1-3 at Northwestern University in Evanston.

 

Compressed Sensing and Its Application in Large Wireless Networks

May 27, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Compressed Sensing and Its Application in Large Wireless Networks," Professor Dongning Guo, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Supply Chain Broker Operations: A Network Perspective

May 20, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Supply Chain Broker Operations: A Network Perspective," Professor Karen Smilowitz, NICO & Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University

 

Estimating the Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Trials When Truth Is Unknown

May 6, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Estimating the Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Trials When Truth Is Unknown," Professor Bruce Spencer, Statistics & Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

 

Applying Computational Methods to the Study of Commonsense Science Knowledge

April 29, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Applying Computational Methods to the Study of Commonsense Science Knowledge," Professor Bruce Sherin, Learning Sciences, School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University

 

Statistical Modeling of Graph Theoretic Data in Systems Biology

April 8, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Statistical Modeling of Graph Theoretic Data in Systems Biology," Professor Denise Scholtens, Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics, Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Power Laws in Government Budgeting

April 1, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Power Laws in Government Budgeting," Professor Frank R. Baumgartner, Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Measuring and Modelling Social Networks and Social Influence

March 11, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Measuring and Modelling Social Networks and Social Influence," Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Fulbright Scholar - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

The Genesis of Location-Aware Mobile Social Networking

March 4, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Genesis of Location-Aware Mobile Social Networking," Professor Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

 

The Role of Compatibility in Diffusion of Social Networks

February 25, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Role of Compatibility in Diffusion of Social Networks," Professor Nicole Immorlica, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Genetic Adaptations to Differnt Habitats and the Suscesptiblity to Common Diseases

February 18, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Genetic Adaptations to Differnt Habitats and the Suscesptiblity to Common Diseases," Professor Anna Di Rienzo, Human Genetics, University of Chicago

 

Genetic Adaptations to Differnt Habitats and the Suscesptiblity to Common Diseases

February 11, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Domain Formation and Morphologies in Polymers with Self-Regulating Charge, Professor Igal Szleifer, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Tracing Semantic Change with Latent Semantic Analysis

February 4, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Tracing Semantic Change with Latent Semantic Analysis, Professor Eyal Sagi, Cognitive Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University

 

The Influence of Hydrodynamics on the Evolution of Fish Form and the Neuromechanics of Aquatic Locomotion

January 28, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Influence of Hydrodynamics on the Evolution of Fish Form and the Neuromechanics of Aquatic Locomotion", Professor Neelesh A. Patankar, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Modules and Statistical Models of Complex Networks

January 14, 2009|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Modules and Statistical Models of Complex Networks", Professor Roger Guimera, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems; Chemical & Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

Brain Injury as a Window Into the Structure of the Mind: Insights From Behavioral Studies & Neural Network Models

December 3, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Brain Injury as a Window Into the Structure of the Mind: Insights From Behavioral Studies & Neural Network Models," Professor Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics & Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University

 

Phenomenological Systems-Level Theory of the Metabolism of Escherichia Coli

November 19, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Phenomenological Systems-Level Theory of the Metabolism of Escherichia Coli," Professor Marta Sales, Chemical & Biological Engineering & Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University

 

Complex Reaction Networks: Analysis & Discovery

November 5, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Complex Reaction Networks: Analysis & Discovery," Professor Linda J. Broadbelt, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Distribution of Knowledge and Organizational Change

October 29, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Distribution of Knowledge and Organizational Change," Professor Kenneth A. Frank, Measurement & Quantitative Methods; Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education; Fisheries & Wildlife; Michigan State University

 

Language and Social Behavior in Usenet Groups

October 22, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Language and Social Behavior in Usenet Groups," Professor Eduardo G. Altmann, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University

 

Optimal Mechanism Design: from the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics to the Foundations for Internet Design

October 15, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Optimal Mechanism Design: from the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics to the Foundations for Internet Design," Professor Jason Hartline, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Northwestern University

 

Sustainable Development in Globally Distributed Systems

October 1, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Sustainable Development in Globally Distributed Systems," Professor Fabian Bustamante, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Northwestern University

 

Feel Sick? Follow the Money! New Perspectives on Global Mobility & Disease Dynamics

September 24, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Feel Sick? Follow the Money! New Perspectives on Global Mobility & Disease Dynamics," Professor Dirk Brockmann, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

 

COMPLEXITY CONFERENCE 2008

May 19, 2008|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2008 NICO Complexity Conference took place May 19-21 at Northwestern University in Evanston.

 

Price Dynamics in Political Prediction Markets

March 24, 2008|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Price Dynamics in Political Prediction Markets," Professor Saikat Ray Majumder, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Arriving on Time: Routing in a Stochastic Network

November 28, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Arriving on Time: Routing in a Stochastic Network," Professor Marco Nie, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Enabling Knowledge Networks to Enhance Innovation

November 14, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Enabling Knowledge Networks to Enhance Innovation," Professor Noshir Contractor, Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

Connectivity Matrix Analysis of Excitatory Cortical Networks

October 10, 2013|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Connectivity Matrix Analysis of Excitatory Cortical Networks," Professor Gordon Shepherd, Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Wordemics

September 26, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Wordemics," Professors Janet Pierrehumbert, Adilson Motter, Chun-Liang Chan and Seth Myers, Northwestern University

 

Much Ado About Nothing: A Social Network Model of Russian Paradigmatic Gaps

June 6, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Much Ado About Nothing: A Social Network Model of Russian Paradigmatic Gaps," Professors Robert Daland & Andrea D. Sims, Linguistics, Northwestern University

 

Meeting Strangers and Friends of Friends: How Random are Social Networks?

May 30, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Meeting Strangers and Friends of Friends: How Random are Social Networks?," Professor Brian Rogers, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

Carrot or Stick: The Evolution of Reciprocal Preferences in a Haystack Model

May 16, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Carrot or Stick: The Evolution of Reciprocal Preferences in a Haystack Model," Professor Florian Herold, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

Competitive Equilibira in Decentralized Matching with Incomplete Information

May 2, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Competitive Equilibira in Decentralized Matching with Incomplete Information," Professor Alp Atakan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

The Burden of Knowledge

April 25, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Burden of Knowledge," Professor Benjamin F. Jones, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

Signaling Games: Quatity Implicatures and Stereotypes

April 18, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Signaling Games: Quatity Implicatures and Stereotypes," Professor Robert van Rooij, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam

 

COMPLEXITY CONFERENCE 2007

March 28, 2007|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2007 NICO Complexity Conference took place March 28-29 at Northwestern University in Evanston.

 

Industry Collaboration and Theory in Academic Science

March 14, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Industry Collaboration and Theory in Academic Science," Professor James Evans, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

 

The Criticality Hypothesis: How Local Cortical Networks Might Optimize Information Processing

February 28, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Criticality Hypothesis: How Local Cortical Networks Might Optimize Information Processing," Professor John Beggs, Department of Physics, Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University

 

Mass Opinion - Extraction, Classification, and Measurement

February 2, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Mass Opinion - Extraction, Classification, and Measurement," Professors Daniel Diermeier, Bei Yu, and Stefan Kaufmann, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University

 

Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions: A Non-Invasive Window Into Cochlear Mechanics

January 31, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions: A Non-Invasive Window Into Cochlear Mechanics," Professor Sumitrajit Dhar, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University

 

Evolutionary Dynamics and Equilibria in Finite Agent Populations

January 24, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Evolutionary Dynamics and Equilibria in Finite Agent Populations," Dr. Sevan Ficici, Post Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

 

Multi-hierarchical ABM Approaches to Biomedical Modeling

January 17, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Multi-hierarchical ABM Approaches to Biomedical Modeling," Dr. Gary An, Trauma and Critical Care, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

The Increasing Dominance of Teams in the Production of Knowledge

January 10, 2007|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "The Increasing Dominance of Teams in the Production of Knowledge," Dr. Stefan Wuchty, Post Doc, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University

Learning to Hear a Language: Perceptual Reorganization for Speech Sounds in Infancy

November 29, 2006|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Learning to Hear a Language: Perceptual Reorganization for Speech Sounds in Infancy," Professor Jessica Maye, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University

 

Hierarchies in Complex Systems: From Protein Families and Evolution to the Organization of Complex Networks

November 8, 2006|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Hierarchies in Complex Systems: From Protein Families and Evolution to the Organization of Complex Networks," Marta Sales, Research Associate, Northwestern University

 

True Interdisciplinarity: A Route to Foster Innovation and Creativity

October 25, 2006|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "True Interdisciplinarity: A Route to Foster Innovation and Creativity," Professor Luis Amaral, NICO Faculty, Northwestern University

 

Advancing the State of the Art in Agent-Based Modeling

October 25, 2006|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, Chambers Hall, Lower Level: "Advancing the State of the Art in Agent-Based Modeling," Dr. William Rand, NICO PostDoc, Northwestern University

 

COMPLEXITY CONFERENCE 2006

April 20, 2006|10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

The 2006 NICO Complexity Conference took place April 20-21 at Northwestern University in Evanston.