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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.

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Fall 2021 Webinar Speakers

The Data Donation Project - How wearable sensors can help in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis

Dirk Brockmann
Professor at the Institute of Biology
Humboldt-University of Berlin
October 6, 2021 at 12pm Central

Hierarchical organization: from fractals to fractions

Elsa Arcaute
Professor of Complexity Science, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
University College London
October 13, 2021 at 12pm Central

Abstract and Bio | Video available upon request

Digital footprints for collective intelligence

Cristian Candia-Castro Vallejos
Assistant Professor
Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
October 20, 2021 at 12pm Central

(CANCELLED) 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
October 27, 2021 at 12pm Central

Due to unforeseen circumstances we regret that this webinar is cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.

Abstract and Bio

Integrating evolutionary perspectives into microbiome research

Katherine Amato
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Northwestern University
November 3, 2021 at 12pm Central

Quasiexperimental causality in neuroscience

Konrad Kording
Penn Integrated Knowledge Professor
University of Pennsylvania
November 10, 2021 at 12pm Central

Spring 2021 Webinar Speakers

Socioeconomic Decline and Death: Midlife Impacts of Graduating in a Recession

Hannes Schwandt, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), Northwestern University, and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research (IPR)
April 21, 2021, 12pm Central

Detecting Bots and Assessing Their Impact in Social Networks

Tauhid Zaman, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Yale School of Management
April 28, 2021, 12pm Central

Machine Understanding in Context

David Ferrucci, Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist, Elemental Cognition. Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
May 5, 2021, 12pm Central

Trust, creativity and AI: Bots on Wikipedia

Balazs Vedres, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
May 12, 2021, 12pm Central

Online Discussion Dynamics: Early prediction of controversy; content removal as a moderation strategy

Lillian Lee, Charles Roy Davis Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Science, Cornell University
May 19, 2021, 12pm Central

The Dynamics of Formal Employment Creation in Developing Cities

Neave O'Clery, Associate Professor, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London
May 26, 2021, 12pm Central

Winter 2021 Webinar Speakers

Academic Mixing for Cultural Data Analysis

Maximilian Schich, Professor for Cultural Data Analytics, Tallinn University, Estonia
January 13, 2021, 12pm Central

Geometric Representations of Complementarity-Driven Networks

Maksim Kitsak, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology
January 20, 2021, 12pm Central

A bird’s-eye view into the origin of systemic risk: Financial Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Public Health and Policy

Irena Vodenska, Associate Professor in Finance, Metropolitan College, Boston University
January 27, 2021, 12pm Central

Geometric and Topological Graph Analysis for Machine Learning

Tina Eliassi-Rad, Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
February 3, 2021, 12pm Central

Two Pathways to Creativity: How Collaboration Leads to Novelty in Popular Music

Noah Askin, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
February 10, 2021, 12pm Central

Evolutionary consequences of genotype spaces architecture: theoretical results and some empirical observations

Susanna Manrubia, Associate Professor, Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CSIC)
February 17, 2021, 12pm Central

Can conversation change minds: applying mental models to the UC Davis Adaptive Rangeland Management study

Lorien Jasny, Lecturer in Political and Environmental Network Analysis, University of Exeter
February 24, 2021, 12pm Central

Abstracts | YouTube Video

Speakers:

Jaehyuk Park - Postdoctoral Fellow
Kellogg School and NICO
"People, Places, and Ties: Landscape of social places and their social network structures"

Emma Zajdela - PhD Candidate
McCormick School of Engineering
"Catalyzing Collaborations: A Model for the Dynamics of Team Formation at Conferences"

Gary Nave - Postdoctoral Fellow
McCormick School of Engineering
"Approximating attracting and repelling flow features with the trajectory divergence rate"

Sarah Ben Maamar - Postdoctoral Fellow
McCormick School of Engineering
"Comprehensive analysis of the reproducibility of RNAseq computational pipelines"
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