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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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Spring 2018 Speakers

The Universal Link Between a Mentor’s Tacit Knowledge and a Protégé’s Scientific Success

Brian Uzzi, Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
April 4, 2018

Measuring and Predicting the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology - One Molecule at a Time

Brian Munsky, Assistant Professor. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University
April 18, 2018

The Value of Niches for the Stabilization of Novelty: Combining Niche Construction and Hypercycles

Jon Atwell, Data Science Scholar, Northwestern University
April 25, 2018

What's a Bitcoin Worth? Valuation and Categorization in the Rise of Digital Currency

Lynette Shaw - Assistant Professor, Department of Complex Systems, University of Michigan
May 2, 2018

Making A Long Story Short: Eliciting Prior Information & Mapping Knowledge in Previously Published Research

Sarah Bouchat, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University
May 9, 2018

Models of Diffusion-Coupled Oscillators in Cell Biology

Alexandra Jilkine, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied & Computational Math & Statistics, University of Notre Dame
May 16, 2018

Winter 2018 Speakers

Mind the Gap: a Cascade of Instabilities Created by Rotating Beads Near a Floor

Michelle Driscoll - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University
January 17, 2018

Lost and Found in Translation: the Universal Structure of Human Lexical Semantics

Hyejin Youn - Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
January 24, 2018

Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks

Adam Kleinbaum - Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
January 31, 2018

Lifting the Curtain: Backstage Cognition, Frontstage Behavior, and the Interpersonal Transmission of Culture?

Sameer Srivastava - Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
February 7, 2018

What Politicians Believe About Public Opinion

Chris Skovron, Northwestern Data Science Scholar
February 14, 2018

Data-Driven Model Selection for Dynamic, Biological Systems

Niall Mangan - Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
February 21, 2018

Personalization of Social Sharing

Elena Zheleva, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
February 28, 2018

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