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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.

Quarterly Newsflash

Quarterly Newsflash

NICO’s Quarterly Newsflash provides insights about the Northwestern ecosystem of data science, network science, and complex systems with the aim of sparking innovation and collaboration in our community.
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Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Chicago

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Chicago

Northwestern is hosting the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Chicago, to be held virtually from Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 25, 2021. NICO is honored to sponsor this event.

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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 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 initiative is led by NICO Professors Adam Pah and Luis Amaral and is supported by an NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant.
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News & Events

News

COVID-19 PCR Tests can be Freeze Dried

Northwestern researchers led by Michael Jewett (NICO Core Faculty) have discovered that commercially available PCR tests can withstand the freeze-drying process, making them shelf-stable for up to 30 days.

Events

Pre-Registration for Fall 2021 begins

August 16
All Day

Fall classes begin 8 a.m.

September 21
All Day

WED@NICO 2021 Fall Speaker Series TBA

September 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 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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