June 14 to June 25, 2021 | Northwestern University | Virtual event



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Kat Albrecht
Kat Albrecht is a JD/PhD Candidate in Sociology at Northwestern University, a Law and Science Fellow at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and a Global Impacts Fellow at the Buffett Institute. Kat’s work sits at the intersection of computational social science and law, where she uses innovative computational techniques to study fear, violence, and data surveillance. Her work has been published in outlets like Law & Policy, Nature Human Behavior, and Law, Technology & Humans. This is her 4th year organizing SICSS Chicago and she is 2017 SICSS Alum.
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Carrie Stallings
Carrie Stallings is a doctoral student at Northwestern University and a Native and Indigenous Studies fellow. Her research interests include inequality, race & ethnicity, and computational and decolonial methodologies. Her current research focuses on inequality, particularly on the roles that government and educational institutions play in the life outcomes of Black and Indigenous peoples.
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Yian Yin
Yian Yin is a Ph.D. candidate of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences at Northwestern University. He also holds affiliations with Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and Center for Science of Science and Innovation. Yian studies computational social science, with a particular focus on integrating theoretical insights in innovation studies, computational tools in data science, and modeling frameworks in complex systems to examine various fundamental elements of innovation lifecycles. His research has been published in multidisciplinary journals including Science, Nature, Nature Human Behaviour, and Nature Reviews Physics. Yian is also a 2018 SICSS alum.


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James Evans
James Evans is a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. He is the director of the Knowledge Lab and the founder/director of the Computational Social Science program at UChicago. His research focuses on the collective system of thinking and knowing, ranging from the distribution of attention and intuition, the origin of ideas and shared habits of reasoning to processes of agreement (and dispute), accumulation of certainty (and doubt), and the texture—novelty, ambiguity, topology—of understanding. You can find his work in Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review and other outlets.
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Dashun Wang
Dashun Wang is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He is the founding director of the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) and a core member of the Northwestern Institute in Complex Systems (NICO). His current research focus is on Science of Science, a quest to turn the scientific methods and curiosities upon ourselves, hoping to use and develop tools from complexity sciences and artificial intelligence to broadly explore the opportunities for innovation and promises of prosperity offered by the recent data explosion in science. Dashun is a recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator award (2016) and Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 Professors (2019).

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