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In addition to our Wed@NICO series, NICO supports and hosts a variety of seminars and talks promoting areas related to computational research and data science. Learn more about some of the past seminars and events that we have participated in with the Northwestern community.

Past Seminars

David Lazer is a world renowned computational social scientist and a distinguished Professor at Northeastern University and Harvard University. This talk was part of the Kellogg School of Management Ford Conflict and Dispute Resolution Series.

Python for Programming & Data Science Workshops

July 18, 2017
Room M113, Technological Institute

The Python for Programming and Data Science Workshops will run from July 18 through August 17, 2017. This event is organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF), the SPIE Student Group and NUIT Research Computing Services.

NICO Summer Seminar: Revealing the Fine-Grained Structure of Science

June 23, 2017
Chambers Hall, Northwestern University

Leiden University's Ludo Waltman provides an overview of his research in the area of fine-grained structure of science, including the clustering techniques that he has developed for identifying research topics at a highly detailed level of granularity. 

Dan Foreman-Mackey, a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington, discusses his work on the next generation astronomical data analysis. including the application of probabilistic data analysis techniques to interesting datasets in astronomy.

One Book One Northwestern: Complexity, Networks and Disease Dynamics

April 24, 2017
Technological Institute Northwestern University

Dirk Brockmann, Physicist and Professor at the Institute for Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin, will report on state-of-the-art research in the area of infectious diseases and will focus on the role that network science plays in understanding disease dynamics in small and large scale populations.

Northwestern Data Science Career Evening

April 7, 2017
Wieboldt Hall, Northwestern University

NICO is excited to support the first Northwestern Data Science Career Evening. Are you curious about transitioning into a career in data science? Do you want to hear more about the data science field or learn how to acquire the skills needed to become a data scientist in industry? Then you should join the first Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop, which will feature both data science training programs and industry representatives from a variety of sectors.

One Book One Northwestern: Superstorms, Climate Change, and the Future of Cities

March 30, 2017
Segal Visitor Center, Northwestern University

Instances of natural disasters are on the rise, and few places are ready. In this talk, Eric Klinenberg draws on his recent New Yorker article "Adaptation" and his book "Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago" to explore the concept of "climate-proofing" our cities.

Chicago: City of Big Data

November 3, 2016
Abbott Auditorium, Northwestern University

Cities have been collected data to manage day-to-day activities, such as filling pot holes, responding to 911 calls, crimes, and much more. But there is significant value to this data that extends beyond day-to-day management. The City of Chicago is using data science to drive decision-making by combining the variety of data from various city systems and public sources of data to predict events like food inspection issues, lead inspections and rodent outbreaks. Data science projects across the city involves a number of components from identifying key problems, using machine learning techniques, and deploying citywide experiments. Tom Schenk Jr., Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago will discuss how data science is used in Chicago to be more efficient and improve the quality of life for residents.

EECS 372/472 Agent-Based Modeling Poster Fair

June 6, 2016
Technological Institute, Northwestern University

Graduate and undergraduate students create projects focusing on the exploration, construction and analysis of multi-agent models using Professor Uri Wilensky's agent-based programming language NetLogo.

Python Project Night

May 12, 2016
Chambers Hall, Northwestern University

Python Project Night provided the Northwestern community with a creative venue to collaborate on new and interesting Python-related projects. NICO no longer hosts this event but instead you should check out our monthly Data Science Nights.
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