Upcoming Events


Data Science Nights - September 2021 Meeting (Speakers: Caitlin Casar & Alexandra Saldan of 84.51°)

5:15 PM

SEPTEMBER MEETING: Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (US Central) via Zoom and Gather

DATA SCIENCE NIGHTS are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!


5:15: Welcome to Data Science Nights via Zoom
* Zoom Link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/99629833246
5:30: Presentation by Caitlin Casar & Alexandra Saldan, 84.51°
6:00: Code+Cookies on Gather Town
* Gather link: https://gather.town/app/UCTJAHOgQi2FLx4O/DSN


Caitlin Casar - Data Science Development Program, 84.51°. 2021 PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University. NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship

Alexandra Saldan - Senior Data Scientist, 84.51°. 2016 WCAS graduate, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Linguistics

TOPIC: From Astrobiology to Retail Data Science at 84.51°

84.51° is a retail data science, insights, and media company with several office locations including Chicago and Cincinnati. We help the Kroger Company, consumer packaged goods companies, agencies, publishers and affiliated partners create more personalized and valuable experiences for shoppers across the path to purchase, from initial awareness to activation, retention and beyond. Powered by cutting-edge science, we leverage first party retail data from nearly 1 of 2 US households and more than two billion transactions to fuel a more customer-centric journey. 84.51° is currently hiring data scientists for both internship and full-time roles. Join us to hear more about what we do at the company and our paths from Northwestern to 84.51°. We’ll give you an overview of data science roles at 84.51° and how you can apply to work with us.

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.


WED@NICO WEBINAR: Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt-University of Berlin "The Data Donation Project - How wearable sensors can help in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis"

12:00 PM


Dirk Brockmann, Professor at the Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University of Berlin


The Data Donation Project - How wearable sensors can help in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis



Speaker Bio:

Dirk Brockmann is Professor at the Institute of Biology at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Between 2007-2013 he was Professor for Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University. At Northwestern University he was on the faculty of Northwestern’s Institute on Complex Systems where he still holds an external faculty position.

A theoretical physicist by training, his research focuses on complex systems at the interface of physics, life sciences and social sciences. He is particularly interested the application of dynamicals systems theory, stochastic processes and network science to infectious disease dynamics and related contagion processes. In this context he is currently investigating dynamical processes on time-dependent networks, complex contagion processes and the emergence of cooperation in evolutionary processes. He is known for his work on human mobility and its role on the global spread of infectious diseases.



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.