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Wednesdays@NICO

Fall 2019 Speakers

Which Side Are You On: The Unpredictability of Partisan Alignments

Michael Macy - Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University
September 25, 2019

Network Structures of Collective Intelligence:  The Contingent Benefits of Group Discussion

Joshua Becker - Postdoctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management and NICO
October 2, 2019

Through the Looking Glass of the Knowledge Production Process: Knowledge Exchange, Cognitive Similarity and Knowledge Production in Science

Karim R. Lakhani - Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
October 9, 2019

Imperfect Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U.S. Electricity Generation

Steve Cicala - Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
October 16, 2019

Data-Driven Seismic Studies of Earth’s Deep Dynamics

Suzan van der Lee - Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University
October 23, 2019

Single-cell decision making during bacterial infection: lessons from innate immunity

Keara Lane - Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
October 30, 2019

Measuring the Shape of Data with Topology

Lori Ziegelmeier - Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Macalester College
November 6, 2019

Development of Models to Predict the Broader Impact of Research

Hamed Alhoori - Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Northern Illinois University 
November 20, 2019

Diego Gómez-Zará - Ph.D. Candidate, Technology and Social Behavior
Alex Mercanti - Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics
Kyosuke Tanaka - Ph.D. Candidate, Media, Technolgy, and Society
Alexandria Volkening - NSF-Simons Fellow, NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

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

Umit Aslan - Ph.D. candidate, Learning Sciences
Daniel J. Case - Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Aymeric Punel - Ph.D Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Orsolya Vasarhelyi, Visiting Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Communication Studies

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
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