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Due to COVID-19, the Wednesdays@NICO speaker series is currently operating as an online only webinar. Zoom links will be available below.

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 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

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