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Administrative Staff

Justyna Gutowska

Program Administrator
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-467-1299

Justyna Gutowska is the NICO Program Administrator. She directs the administrative management of the Institute including the Northwestern Data Science Initiative (DSI), and ensures effective administration of the Big Data Planning Committee and related sub committees. She also oversees the daily management of all operational, financial and business functions including faculty support, pre and post award management, fellowship management, post doc and student funding, and Institute budget preparation and reconciliation.

Alanna Lazarowich

Associate Director, NICO
Kellogg School of Management

Phone: 847-491-2711

Alanna Lazarowich is the Associate Director for the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and the Associate Director of Strategy, Partnerships & Innovation for Kellogg’s Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI). Alanna collaborates with faculty and industry experts in the development of research partnerships and curricular innovations and facilitates the translation and distribution of intellectual content.

Andrew Marfia

Project Administrator
Kellogg School of Management

Phone: 847-491-8065

Andy Marfia is a Project Administrator at the Kellogg School of Management. He manages NICO's branding, marketing, and communication strategies, including the Wednesdays@NICO speaker series, Data Science Nights, other NICO sponsored events, and the NICO Quarterly Newsflash. In addition, Andy is responsible for the NICO web site and social media accounts, including the NICO Twitter handle. Finally, Andy manages the finances for Brian Uzzi's lab within NICO, including post-award management.

Aleksandra Mechetner

Program Coordinator
SCALES OKN

Phone: 847-491-7435

Sasha Mechetner is the Program Coordinator for SCALES OKN: the Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation EventS Open Knowledge Network. Sasha provides research management support for the initiative, offering oversight of administrative and operational functions to the multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team of SCALES.

Emily Rosman

Program Assistant
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phone: 847-491-2527

Emily Rosman is the first point of contact for the center, providing assistance in all aspects of procedures and services. Among her duties, she manages NICO memberships, the NICO annual report, handles logistics for seminars and lectures including the Wednesdays@NICO speaker series, assists with center special events, and monitors the NICO mailbox and listserv.

Matthew Sperry

Business Coordinator
Metropolitan Chicago Data Science Corps (MCDC)

Phone: 847-491-2527

Matt Sperry is the Business Coordinator for the Metropolitan Chicago Data Science Corps (MCDC), providing assistance in all aspects of procedures and services.
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