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Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science.  It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. This seminar series not only brings some of the top researchers in complex systems from around the country to NICO, but also stimulates interdisciplinary discussion and eventually collaborations. Please join us on Wednesdays at noon!

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Winter 2019 Speakers

A, hopefully, thoughtful soapbox talk

Luis Amaral - Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Co-Director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University
January 16, 2019

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A Tale of Two Statisticians: Methods and Applications

Lauren Balmert - Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
January 23, 2019

**POSTPONED** Puzzles in molecular electrolytes

Monica Olvera de la Cruz - Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
January 30, 2019


Deep Space Collaboration

Leslie DeChurch - Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University
February 6, 2019

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Discover New Materials

Chris Wolverton - Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
February 13, 2019

A cross-culturally equivalent measure of household water security

Sera Young - Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University
February 27, 2019

Joshua Becker - Post Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg and NICO
Yixue Wang - Ph.D. Student, Technology and Social Behavior
Frank van der Wouden - Post Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg and NICO
Igor Zakhlebin- Ph.D. student, Technology and Social Behavior

Download a copy of our 2019 winter speaker series flyer. 
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