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About NICO

The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems was founded in 2004 with the goals of uncovering fundamental principles governing complex systems in science, technology, and human behavior and applying these principles to solve societally relevant problems through the analysis, design, and control of complex systems. Today, NICO serves as a hub and facilitator for pathbreaking research in complexity and data science transcending the boundaries of established disciplines.



NICO is a collaboration between the McCormick School of Engineering and the Kellogg School of Management.


Research

Breaking down knowledge silos through cross-disciplinary collaborations

Announcements

The lastest news and events from the NICO.

Center for Science of Science & Innovation (CSSI)

Center for Science of Science & Innovation (CSSI)

CSSI is the first academic hub of its kind to bring together the world’s foremost experts in science of science and innovation. This new center is led by Dashun Wang of the Kellogg School and NICO.
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Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation Events Open Knowledge Network (SCALES - OKN)

Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation Events Open Knowledge Network (SCALES - OKN)

SCALES is working to transform the accessibility and transparency of federal courts. This new initiative is led by NICO Associate Director Adam Pah and is supported by an NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant.
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Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks

NICO is hosting a lightning talk seminar each term as a part of our Wednesdays@NICO seminar series. Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate.

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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

NICO and CSSI are looking for exceptional candidates to fill postdoctoral positions in Complex Systems, Data Science, and Science of Science.
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News & Events

News

Confronting the reproducibility crisis with explainable AI

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded grant funding to researchers at NIU and Northwestern, including NICO's Brian Uzzi, to make use of “explainable AI,” or artificial intelligence technology that finds solutions that can be understood by people.

Events

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Lightning Talks with Northwestern Fellows and S...

March 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Data Science Nights - March 2021 Meeting (Speaker: Matt Satusky)

March 22
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Data Science Nights - April 2021 Meeting (Speaker: Subhashini Tri...

April 28
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

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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.

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