Upcoming Events

Jan
23
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Lauren Balmert, Northwestern University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Lauren Balmert, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

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Speaker Bio:

Dr. Balmert's research interests are primarily collaborative and include the application of biostatistics to a wide range of areas including urology, audiology, and pediatric medicine. Previous research has also focused on investigating mortality trends by various geographic and demographic factors. Her methodological research focuses on nonparametric methods for time-to-event data analysis.

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Jan
24
2019

Data Science Nights - Jan 2019 Meeting

6:30 PM
Chambers Hall

NOVEMBER MEETING: Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30pm in Chambers Hall, Evanston

DATA SCIENCE NIGHTS are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature one hour of structured programming followed by a hacking night with data science project or learning groups of your choice.

Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

Agenda:

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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.

Jan
30
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Title:

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Speaker Bio:

Research in the Olvera de la Cruz group is centered around the development of models to describe the self-assembly of heterogeneous molecules including amphiphiles, copolymers, and synthetic and biological polyelectrolytes, as well as the segregation and interface adsorption in multicomponent complex fluids. Work by the group has resulted in a revised model of ionic-driven assembly: demonstrating the electrostatic spontaneous symmetry breaking of ionic fibers and membranes, and identifying its relevance to biological functions and to the design of functional materials. The group's investigations into soft and condensed matter physics have advanced scientific knowledge and opened new research fields of technological importance, including gel electrophoreses dynamics, self-organization of molecular electrolytes into bio-mimetic materials, self-assembly of heterogeneous molecules into complex nanostructures, interface adsorption and phase segregation dynamics and structure of multicomponent fluids.

Live Stream:

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Feb
06
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Leslie DeChurch, Northwestern University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Leslie DeChurch, Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

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Speaker Bio:

Leslie DeChurch’s research investigates teamwork and leadership in organizations. She is Professor of Communication Studies, and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. She is President and Chairperson of the Board of INGRoup, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.

Professor DeChurch leads the ATLAS lab: Advancing Teams, Leaders, and Systems. ATLAS explores the dynamics through which teams form, and how these dynamics affect their performance as teams, and their ability to work as larger organizational systems (multiteam systems). ATLAS conducts laboratory and online experiments, meta-analytic integrations, and field studies of teams and leaders to understand their core organizing processes. Such processes include: leadership networks, team cognition, team conflict and motivation, and team information sharing.

Live Stream:

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Feb
13
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Chris Wolverton, Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

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Speaker Bio:

Chris Wolverton's research group is centered on computational materials science, and specifically first-principles quantum mechanical simulation tools. These computational tools have advanced to the point now where materials may be "synthesized virtually", with their properties predicted on a computer before ever being synthesized in a laboratory. These tools also open the field of "materials informatics" where we can use machine learning tools to explore materials datasets and discover new materials. In this work, his group is working towards a goal of being able to suggest new materials in the same way that Netflix and Amazon can recommend movies or books.

Live Stream:

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Feb
27
2019

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Sera Young, Northwestern University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Sera Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Title:

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Abstract:

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Speaker Bio:

The focus of Dr. Young’s work is on the reduction of maternal and child-undernutrition in the first 1000 days, especially in low-resource settings. Methodologically, she draws on her training in medical anthropology (MA, University of Amsterdam), international nutrition (PhD, Cornell) and HIV (Fellowship, University of California San Francisco) to take a biocultural approach to understanding how mothers in low-resource settings cope to preserve their health and that of their families.

Live Stream:

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