Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems

Data Science

A tidal wave of digital information has ushered in a new era of computing and analysis in the 21st century. Data science is affecting every aspect of Northwestern’s learning and research enterprises — among other things, leading to breakthroughs in precision medicine; contributing to a revolution in astronomy with profound insights about the universe; transforming the scope and depth of social science research with significant policy implications, and fueling research about consumer behavior that is affecting how companies do business.

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Research Areas

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Learn how Northwestern researchers are using data science and new data sources to probe the most fundamental physical interactions, learn how to predict earthquakes, understand climate change, and discover events that occurred billion of years ago and light-years away.

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Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Discover how Northwestern is using data science to transform biomedical research, propel important discoveries in rare and common diseases, and translate those findings into new treatments and individualized patient care.

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Explore how Northwestern researchers are tracking physical, cognitive, and emotional development of children over time, learning about the causes of gun violence, and characterizing consumer behavior in the digital age.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Northwestern researchers are leveraging data science and new data sources to investigate the robustness of the electrical power grid, the environmental impact of the consumer products we use, and the technologies businesses choose.

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