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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 12 PM US Central.

We appreciate recommendations from the NICO community! To suggest a speaker, please fill out this survey: https://bit.ly/NICOSpeakers

Watch more Wednesdays@NICO videos on our YouTube channel

Fall 2022 Seminar Speakers

THE NEXUS - Augmented Thinking for a Complex World - The New Convergence of Art, Technology, And Science

Julio M. Ottino - Dean, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
September 28, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstract and Bio - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92466241180
Passcode: NICO22

Link Prediction with Autocovariance

Arlei Silva - Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Rice University
October 5, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstract and Bio - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/98973037019
Passcode: NICO22

Enhancing data-informed technology security policy analysis

Dewey Murdick - Director, Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Georgetown University
October 12, 2022, 12pm US Central

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In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/97787761062
Passcode: NICO22

Lightning Talks w/ Northwestern Scholars and Fellows

Speaker and Talk Titles TBA
October 19, 2022, 12pm US Central

Lightning Talks are open to Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral fellows! If you are interested in giving a lightning talk (~10 minutes with questions) to the broader NICO audience, please sign up here.

Abstracts and Bios - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/91209535173
Passcode: NICO22

Adjacent Possible Policies: The Climate Policy Space Conditions Future Policy Adoption

Penny Mealy - Research Associate at INET and the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
October 26, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstract and Bio - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

NOTE: Penny Mealy is joining this talk remotely via Zoom, but attendees are welcome to join us in Chambers Hall as usual.
In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/93658786968
Passcode: NICO22

Measuring evolutionary forces of cultural change

Joshua B. Plotkin - Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
November 2, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstract and Bio - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/91997079786
Passcode: NICO22

Online opinions and interactions regarding Covid-19 vaccinations: a Complex Systems analysis

Cristian Huepe - Adjunct Professor, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics (ESAM), Northwestern University
November 9, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstract and Bio - Add to Outlook | Google Calendar

In person: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster Street, Lower Level
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92818942739
Passcode: NICO22

Plasticity and adaptation of capuchin monkeys examined through behaviour, microbes, and genes

Amanda Melin - Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Calgary
November 16, 2022, 12pm US Central

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Note we are meeting in a different location this week:

In person: Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive, Room 1120
Remote option: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95713083124
Passcode: NICO22

Spring 2022 Seminar Speakers

Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale

Haoqi Zhang - Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University
April 6, 2022, 12pm US Central

Optimization and Learning on Graphs

Sourav Medya - Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
April 13, 2022, 12pm US Central

Who Switches Cultural Codes? Evidence from an Organizational Merger

Anjali Bhatt - Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, and Complexity Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
April 20, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstracts

SPEAKERS:

  • Lluc Font - Visiting PhD Student, McCormick School of Engineering
  • Binglu Wang - PhD Student, Kellogg School of Management
  • Jorin Graham - PhD Student, Department of Physics
  • Moh Hosseinioun- Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

Biological vs Chronological Aging: New, Dynamical Approach to Assessing Health Status

Madalena Damásio Costa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
May 4, 2022, 12pm US Central

Redundancy in the Structure and Dynamics of Complex Systems

Luis M Rocha, George J. Klir Professor of Systems Science, Binghamton University - State University of New York
May 11, 2022, 12pm US Central

Networks and Identity Drive Geographical Properties of the Diffusion of Linguistic Innovation

Daniel Romero, Associate Professor of Information, Complex Systems, and Computer Science, University of Michigan
May 18, 2022, 12pm US Central

Winter 2022 Webinar Speakers

How was your network data generated?

Sune Lehmann, Professor of Networks and Complexity Science, DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark
January 26, 2022, 12pm US Central

Abstracts | YouTube Video

SPEAKERS:

  • Melissa Manus, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
  • David Sabin-Miller, PhD Candidate, McCormick School of Engineering
  • Dawei "David" Wang, PhD Candidate, Kellogg School of Management
  • Priyanka Nanayakkara, PhD Student, Technology and Social Behavior

Polarization, Misinformation, and Hate: Investigating Social Dynamics with Online Data

Fabiana Zollo, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
February 9, 2022, 12pm US Central

From eco-evolutionary assembly to network structure in a hyper-diverse host-pathogen system

Mercedes Pascual, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
February 16, 2022, 12pm US Central

Capturing Tectonic Shifts in Contemporary Science

Staša Milojević, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington
February 23, 2022, 12pm US Central

Circadian Rhythms in Parasitic Diseases: an underlying clock of malaria parasites

Filipa Rijo-Ferreira, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California Berkeley
March 2, 2022, 12pm US Central

Networked Systems as Witnesses - Content Demand, Human Mobility and an Infection Spread

Fabián Bustamante, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Northwestern University
March 9, 2022, 12pm US Central

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