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Wednesdays@NICO

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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Spring 2019 Speakers

Functional Networks and Hubs in the Human Brain

Caterina Gratton - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
April 3, 2019

Mathematical modeling of malaria transmission to inform policy

Jaline Gerardin - Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
April 10, 2019

Evolution of specialization and social cooperation in dynamic fluids

Dervis Can Vural - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame
April 17, 2019

Puzzles in molecular electrolytes

Monica Olvera de la Cruz - Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
April 24, 2019

Complexity in evolutionary and molecular genetics

Erik Andersen - Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
May 1, 2019

Echoes of Cognition in Pronunciation Variation

Matt Goldrick - Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University
May 8, 2019

** CANCELLED **

Saray Shai - Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wesleyan University
May 15, 2019

Due to an unforeseen conflict, Professor Shai is unable to travel to Evanston this week and her talk is cancelled.

Chaos in networks of coupled oscillators with multimodal natural frequency distributions

Lachlan Smith - Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics. The University of Sydney
May 29, 2019

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

Video of this talk: https://youtu.be/4cNEwcnB6k0

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH.

Deep Space Collaboration

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

Video of this talk: https://youtu.be/9--qO79uKQQ

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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