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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 and relevant research in complexity and data science transcending the boundaries of established disciplines.

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

Research

Breaking down knowledge silos through cross-disciplinary collaborations

Announcements

The lastest news and events from the NICO.

Networkcontrology

Networkcontrology

Adilson Motter wrote an article in Chaos titled "Networkcontrology". Professor Motter spoke at NICO on May 17, 2017.
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NICO 101-0

NICO 101-0

NICO's pre-term course, Introduction to Programming for Big Data, will return in Fall 2018.
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Using Cell Phone Data to Predict the Next Epidemic

Using Cell Phone Data to Predict the Next Epidemic

This Kellogg Insight article, featuring Dashun Wang's research, reveals how we can predict where viruses will spread by looking at who is calling who.
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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

NICO and the Kellogg School are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill an open postdoctoral position.
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News & Events

News

NICO Researchers Present Findings at NetSci 2017

NICO faculty present research at the NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science on topics such as computational social science, social networks, data science, and more.

Events

Science of Science Chicago: 4th Meeting on Sept 25th

September 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester "Model...

September 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Jennifer Cutler, Northwestern University "Title...

October 4
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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