NICO's mission is to serve as a hub and facilitator for path-breaking and relevant research in the area of complexity science transcending the boundaries of established disciplines.
Our focus is the theory of complex systems and network sciences and its application in a wide variety of domains, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, natural science, and soci...al science. The goal is to solve important practical problems through the use of complexity science and to actively disseminate the results through scientific publications, education, and corporate development.
NICO faculty are distinguished researchers from several schools at Northwestern University, including the Kellogg School of Management, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication, the School of Education and Social Policy, and the Feinberg School of Medicine. Faculty core competencies include network science, network visualization, graph theory, agent-based modeling, data analytics, nonlinear dynamics, and control theory.
NICO is a University-wide institute administered by the Kellogg School of Management and the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.