McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Our world is increasingly complex and is changing at a rapid pace. The most pressing problems of our time involve vast amounts of information and agents across a dizzying range of domains. Systems research offers a way to understand our world and the many interactions that shape it.
At McCormick, we understand the need to see simplicity in complexity, and to see complexity in simplicity. We develop algorithms for mining terabytes of data and refine techniques to harness the power of big data to enable big ideas. We study complex systems such as cells and biology, traffic, power grids, and social networks, as a series of connections rather than a collection of parts. We create mathematical models to optimize business workflows and nonprofit services and use high-performance computing to study disease transmission, evolution, and networks of neurons. We see the application of computer science everywhere.
Our faculty and students don’t just study networks, they build them. We are involved in active collaborations across disciplines, throughout campus, and around the world.
Shedding Light on Southpaws: NU Research Explains Left-Handed Minority
McCormick Announces New Master of Science in Analytics Program
New ‘Batphone’ App Uses Acoustics to Determine Location
Researchers Investigate New Ways to Predict How Diseases Spread
Modeling Best Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
New Generation of Superlattice Cameras Add More Color to Night Vision
Karen Smilowitz Uses Logistics for the Greater Good
New Switching Device Could Help Build Ultrafast Quantum Internet
Northwestern Hosts 2013 Greater Chicago Area Systems Research Workshop
More than 150 computer systems experts from 16 institutions gathered at Northwestern University May 3.
Studying Networks To Help Women Succeed In Science
For women in science, finding a network of colleagues in their specialized area might be difficult. Northwestern’s Noshir Contractor is using his network expertise to help female researchers succeed.
In a world of increasing global connections, predicting the spread of infectious diseases is more complicated than ever. McCormick’s Dirk Brockmann has created a model that could provide better insight into how today’s diseases strike.