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Data Science

Data Science

Data scientists at NICO work to mine huge sources of data and build a deep understanding of the patterns and structures that lie beneath the numbers. Their research spans a vast number of information sources and demands enormous computer processing power, but their real work is to address the societal and scientific changes brought about by the exponential spike in access to big data and to discover meaningful and efficient ways of harnessing that data to improve the quality, not only the quantity, of information.

In 2015, NICO launched the Data Science Initiative to foster data science research across the University. Please visit the Data Science Initiative website to learn more.

The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems is providing a service to match Northwestern faculty with undergraduate and graduate students interested in conducting data science research.

Research Topics

Research topics in this area include the following:


NICO faculty members working in this area:


Read the following publications from NICO Faculty:


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