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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 Kellogg School of Management.

Research

Breaking down knowledge silos through cross-disciplinary collaborations

Announcements

The lastest news and events from the NICO.

IC2S2

IC2S2

The 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) returns to the Kellogg School on July 12-15, 2018. NICO is an institutional partner and co-organizer.
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Visual Thinking Lab

Visual Thinking Lab

Professor Steve Franconeri's Visual Thinking Lab brings together journalists, engineers, and data visualization researchers to solve real-world problems.
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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

Events

NICO SEMINAR: Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research "Democratize the a...

November 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master’s Recognition Cer...

December 9
10:30 AM - 12:00 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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