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Wednesdays@NICO 2018 Seminar Series returns on January 17th

Youyou Wu presents research at NICO in February 2017

As the new year begins and classes start full swing, so does Wednesdays@NICO. This vibrant seminar series brings top researchers in complex systems and data science from around the country and stimulates discussions and collaborations between graduate students and senior faculty from a variety of disciplines across Northwestern. Come and join these exciting seminars, which average 65 attendees per week, and can also be streamed online.

This Winter, NICO will be partnering with The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, directed by NICO core faculty member Noshir Contractor, who is also the Jane S. & William J. Professor of Behavorial Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management. Both parties are excited to bring together such a great variety of speakers.

We are pleased to announce our winter lineup, starting with Michelle Driscoll on January 17th, and including Sameer Srivastava on February 7th.

Michelle Driscoll, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern, is a soft condensed matter experimentalist. Her research rests at the junction between soft-matter physics and fluid dynamics. The Driscoll Lab focuses on understanding how structure and patterns emerge in a driven system, how to control them, and how to use them to connect macroscopic behavior to microscopic properties. Driscoll’s papers have been published in journals like Nature Physics and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and she’s been invited to give talks at physics colloquiums and soft matter seminars at a variety of institutions, from Georgetown University to the University of Chicago.

Sameer Srivastava, Assistant Professor at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, conducts research that unpacks the complex interrelationships among the culture of social groups. Much of his work is set in organizational contexts, where he uses computational methods to examine how culture, cognition, and networks independently and jointly relate to career outcomes. With a PhD in Organizational Behavior/Sociology and MBA from Harvard University, he has been published in the American Journal of Sociology and Management Science and featured by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, just to name a few.

The full schedule of speakers are as follows:

For more information on future or past NICO speakers, please visit our Wednesday@NICO page.

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