Summer 2018 Newsletter - August 2018
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
  IC2S2Northwestern Hosts 450 Attendees at 2018 IC2S2 Conference
From July 12-15, 2018, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University hosted the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2). NICO was honored to be an institutional partner for this event, which drew over 450 attendees to Evanston from around the world and was livestreamed to many more. Keynote videos are available on the conference web site.


NICO Research JamNICO Hosts First Research Jam and Data Science Research Day
NICO hosted two new events in May and June of 2018. The Research Jam was created as a transdisciplinary research event for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to brainstorm innovative approaches to big research questions. Data Science Research Day was a half-day symposium involving a series of lightning talks, panel discussion, a wearable poster activity, and meet-and greet-sessions.


Microgrids SymposiumSymposium Examines Role of Microgrids in Sustainable Development
Experts from academia, government, and business gathered for Northwestern’s Symposium on Microgrids in April 2018 to discuss both the feasibility and difficulties of creating independent, sustainable power sources in places around the world. NICO was a sponsor of this thought provoking event along with the Buffett Institute and the McCormick School of Engineering.


  Upcoming Events

10/1/18 - Our popular Data Science Night hacking event returns in October on a monthly schedule.
10/3/18 - The Wednesday @ NICO fall speaker series kicks off on October 3rd.
  Select Recent Publications

Hot streaks in artistic, cultural, and scientific careers - Lu Liu, Yang Wang and Dashun Wang, Nature, July 2018
Most Workers in Low-Wage Labor Market Work Substantial Hours, in Volatile Jobs - Diane Schanzenbach, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 2018
Semi-supervised network inference using simulated gene expression dynamics. Rosemary Braun, Bioinformatics, 2018.
Sexual Networks of Racially Diverse Young MSM Differ in Racial Homophily But Not Concurrency - Michelle Birkett, JAIDS, April 2018
Antagonistic Phenomena in Network Dynamics - Adilson Motter, Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, March 2018
Science of Science - Brian Uzzi and Dashun Wang, Science, March 2018.
How Team Interlock Ecosystems Shape the Assembly of Scientific Teams: A Hypergraph Approach
- Leslie DeChurch and Noshir Contractor, Communication Methods and Measures, February 2018
Small cities face greater impact from automation - Hyejin Youn, Journal of Royal Society Interface, February 2018
  Select Recent Media Coverage

Cancer patients guaranteed oncofertility treatment coverage under new Illinois law, Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern Now, August 2018
The Bright Future of Machine Learning, Adam Pah and Brian Uzzi, Northwestern Now, August 2018
Jewett Receives Young Investigator Award, Michael Jewett, Northwestern Engineering News, July 2018
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Career Successes Come in Clusters. Lu Liu, Yang Wang and Dashun Wang, Kellogg Insight, July 2018
Luis Amaral Appears on Wharton Moneyball. Luis Amaral, Wharton, July 2018
Using big data to analyze soccer, Luis Amaral, Northwestern Now, May 2018
How Will Automation Affect Different U.S. Cities?. Hyejin Youn, Kellogg Insight, April 2018

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