Upcoming Events

Jan
20
2020

Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

12:00 AM

Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan
22
2020

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Kayla de la Haye, University of Southern California "Promoting Healthy Eating through Local and Global Networks"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Kayla de la Haye - Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Director, USC Center for Applied Network Analysis, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Title:

Promoting Healthy Eating through Local and Global Networks

Abstract:

Poor diets are a major cause of common ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Although eating is often conceptualized as an individual behavior, the evidence shows that it is shaped by social and environmental forces that are insufficiently addressed in many interventions. This talk describes how complex social networks of family, friends, peers, and community stakeholders influence what people eat, and how interventions and policy can target social architecture and choice architecture to promote healthy nutrition. I emphasize the important role of innovative network and data science methods, big data, and transdisciplinary team science to advance this work.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. She works to promote health and prevent disease by applying social network analysis and systems science. Her research, funded by the NIH, the NSF, and the DoD, targets family and community social networks to promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity, and to understand the role of social networks in group problem solving in families, teams, and coalitions. She is Treasurer of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), and in 2018, she received the INSNA Freeman Award for significant contributions to the study of social structure.

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. 

Live Stream:

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Jan
27
2020

Data Science Nights - JANUARY 2019 Meeting

6:30 PM
Chambers Hall

JANUARY MEETING: Monday, January 27, 2020 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. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

SPEAKER: Joe Germuska, Executive Director, Knight Lab, Northwestern University

TOPIC: TBA

AGENDA:

6:15pm - Socializing and Refreshments 
6:30pm - Presentation by Joe Germuska, TBA
7pm - Hacking session: working and learning groups

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, in collaboration with ACiDS.

Jan
29
2020

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Jacqueline Kruser, Northwestern Feinberg Medicine "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Jacqueline Kruser, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Jacky Kruser, MD MS is a Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician who primarily practices in the adult Medical Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She was a resident in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She then pursued a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern University.Dr. Kruser is also a researcher with a master’s degree in Health Services and Outcomes Research from Northwestern University. She has expertise in chronic critical illness, end-of-life care in the intensive care unit, and the long-term sequelae of critical illness. Dr. Kruser's clinical focus is adult critical care, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, sepsis, critical care ultrasound, and management of pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit.

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. 

Live Stream:

bluejeans.com/8474912528

Feb
05
2020

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Momin Malik, Harvard University "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Momin Malik - Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Momin M. Malik is a multidisciplinary researcher who brings statistical modeling to bear on critical, reflexive questions with and about large-scale digital trace data. He is broadly concerned with issues of algorithmic power and control, and of validity and rigor in computational social science. In addition to empirical work modeling social media and mobile phone sensor data, he works on how to understand statistics, machine learning, and data science from critical and constructivist perspectives, on ethical and policy implications of predictive modeling, and on understanding and communicating foundational problems in statistical models of social networks. He has an undergraduate degree in history of science from Harvard, a master's from the Oxford Internet Institute, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

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. 

Live Stream:

bluejeans.com/8474912528

Feb
12
2020

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Michelle Birkett, Northwestern Feinberg Medicine "TBA"

12:00 PM
Chambers Hall

Speaker:

Michelle Birkett - Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences; Director, CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Title:

TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Speaker Bio:

Michelle Birkett, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and directs the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program within the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. Dr. Birkett’s research uses network and quantitative methodologies to understand the social contextual influence of stigma on the health and wellbeing of marginalized populations, and in particular, sexual and gender minority youth. This work is influenced by a multilevel perspective of health that considers direct and indirect influences of multiple levels of the social and physical environment

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. 

Live Stream:

bluejeans.com/8474912528