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Tackling grand challenges, leading with interdisciplinary solutions

NICO facilitates impactful research that leverages complexity, networks, data science and AI to address societal challenges.

Our expert faculty collaborate to examine real-world problems, including  improving medical devices, mapping nationwide voting patterns, and predicting social unrest. NICO researchers sit side-by-side to combine their diverse perspectives from business, engineering, computer sciences, anthropology and other disciplines to solve complex problems.

Research Areas

Research Areas
NICO has become the springboard for leading researchers and innovators at Northwestern across multiple research areas.

NICO Initiatives

Through a variety of novel initiatives, NICO is providing the skills needed to go from data to knowledge in high demand jobs in industry, government and academia.

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NICO has received tens of millions of dollars from the leading governmental and private research funding institutions worldwide.

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