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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.

9th International Workshop on Network Theory

9th International Workshop on Network Theory

Northwestern University is pleased to host the 9th ANN / SONIC / NICO Network Theory Workshop on October 25-27, 2018.
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IC2S2

IC2S2

The 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) returned to Northwestern on July 12-15, 2018. Watch keynote videos from this event.
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SICSS Chicago

SICSS Chicago

The Summer Institute in Computational Social Science sponsored a Chicago partner site hosted at Northwestern University on June 17-29, 2018.
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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

In Team Sports, Chemistry Matters

New research from Brian Uzzi and Noshir Contractor reveals that past shared success among team members improves the odds of future wins. Northwestern Engineering article.

Events

Winter Break Begins

December 15
All Day

Dynamics Days 2019: International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamic...

January 4
All Day

Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.

January 7
All Day

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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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