Upcoming Events

Jan
26
2022

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark "Modeling temporal communications networks"

12:00 PM

Speaker:

Sune Lehmann, Professor of Networks and Complexity Science, DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark

Title:

Modeling temporal communications networks

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Sune Lehmann is a Professor of Networks and Complexity Science at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark. He is also a Professor of Social Data Science at the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), University of Copenhagen. His work focuses on quantitative understanding of social systems based on massive data sets. A physicist by training, his research draws on approaches from the physics of complex systems, machine learning, and statistical analysis. Professor Lehmann works on large-scale behavioral data and while his primary focus is on modeling complex networks, his research has made substantial contributions on topics such as human mobility, sleep, academic performance, complex contagion, epidemic spreading, and behavior on twitter.

Webinar:

https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/93842011581
Passcode: NICO2022

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.

Jan
26
2022

Data Science Nights - JANUARY 2022 Meeting (Speaker: Qian Cao, Food and Drug Administration)

5:15 PM

DECEMBER MEETING: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5:15pm (US Central) via Zoom.

DATA SCIENCE NIGHTS are monthly talks on data science techniques or applications, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

AGENDA:

5:15: Data Science Night Meet & Greet via Zoom: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/97300898035
5:30: Presentation by Qian Cao via Zoom
6:00: Post-talk coding session (location TBA)

SPEAKER

Qian Cao is a Visiting Scientist at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Division of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability (DIDSR), which develops methods for evaluating emerging medical imaging systems for regulation.

TOPIC: FDA cares about AI, image analysis, and bone quality

For more info: data-science-nights.org

Supporting Groups:

This event is supported by the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems and the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

Feb
02
2022

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Lightning Talks with Northwestern Fellows and Scholars!

12:00 PM

Description:

NICO is hosting another round of research lightning talks as a part of our Wednesdays @ NICO seminar series. This winter Lightning Talks will be held on February 2, 2022 via a Zoom webinar, with another in either April or May 2022 (TBD).

If you are a Northwestern graduate student or postdoctoral fellow and are interested in giving a lightning talk (10 minutes with questions) to the broader NICO audience, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/2lRqSXK.

Speakers will be balanced based on their topics/disciplines in order to provide a broad representation of the research activities at NICO. 

Webinar:

Webinar link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/94393609745
Passcode: NICO2022

Speakers:

TBA

Talk Titles and Abstracts:

TBA

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.

Feb
09
2022

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Fabiana Zollo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice "Polarization, Misinformation, and Hate: Investigating Social Dynamics with Online Data"

12:00 PM

Speaker:

Fabiana Zollo, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Title:

Polarization, Misinformation, and Hate: Investigating Social Dynamics with Online Data

Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenge of conveying and communicating complexity and uncertainty to the public, also given the increasing central role of the Internet and social media. Designed to maximise users' presence on the platform and to deliver targeted advertising, social media transformed the information landscape and have rapidly become the main information sources for many of their users. Information spreads faster and farther online, in a flow-through system where users have immediate access to unlimited content. This may facilitate the proliferation of mis- and dis-information, generating chaos, and limiting access to correct information. In this talk, I will provide an overview of how social dynamics and behavioural patterns can be investigated and analysed with online data, and discuss how data-driven insights can be used to design effective strategies to counter misinformation and improve the overall quality of the information system.

Speaker Bio:

Fabiana Zollo is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics and Research Fellow in the Center for the Humanities & Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her research investigates information and misinformation spreading, social dynamics, and the emergence of collective narratives on online social media. She collected several papers on this topic, with both national and International co-authors. Since 2019, she is serving as an External Expert to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). She is a member of the Task Force “Data Science” established by AGCOM, the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority, and a member of the Working Group established by the Italian Presidency of Council to study the phenomenon of disinformation on COVID-19. 

Webinar:

https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92493487525
Passcode: NICO2022

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.

Feb
16
2022

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Mercedes Pascual, University of Chicago "TBA"

12:00 PM

Speaker:

Mercedes Pascual, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Mercedes Pascual is a theoretical ecologist interested in the temporal and spatio-temporal dynamics of ecological systems, from populations experiencing the spread of pathogens to large communities of interacting species in ecosystems. With an itinerant undergraduate and graduate trajectory that took her back and forth between biology and mathematics, she is deeply interested in the intersection of numbers and nature. Professor Pascual studies ‘complex systems’ in Ecology and Epidemiology, to understand and predict patterns of variability and their connection to structure and scale. Biological systems in general with their diversity and interactions at different levels of organization represent this century’s challenge for quantitative approaches, including dynamical modeling, statistical inference and informatics. Ecological systems, including the Ecology and Evolution of infectious diseases, pose some of the most urgent and challenging problems today.

Webinar:

https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95743710812
Passcode: NICO2022

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.

Feb
23
2022

WED@NICO WEBINAR: Staša Milojević, Indiana University, Bloomington "Capturing Tectonic Shifts in Contemporary Science"

12:00 PM

Speaker:

Staša Milojević, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Title:

Capturing Tectonic Shifts in Contemporary Science

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Staša Milojević is an Associate Professor in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the director of Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, a core faculty of Cognitive Science program, and a fellow of Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Her research endeavors to elucidate the dynamics of science as a social and an intellectual (cognitive) endeavor by approaching science as a heterogeneous system comprising of people, ideas, documents, instruments, institutions, and policies situated in an historical context. Specifically, she strives to produce comprehensive, yet straightforward models based on theoretical and empirical findings from a wide range of fields (science, technology, and society (STS), science of science, information science, network science, economics, sociology, philosophy, history, etc.) in order to uncover and explain the fundamental principles that govern contemporary science.

Webinar:

https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/98776071017
Passcode: NICO2022

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.