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  • Oct
    6

    Dean's Seminar Series: Distilling Lessons from the Science of Science

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Hive, 2-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    The increasing availability of large-scale datasets that trace the entirety of the scientific enterprise has created an unprecedented opportunity to explore scientific production and reward. Parallel developments in data science, network science, and artificial intelligence offer powerful tools and techniques to make sense of these millions of data points. Together, they tell a complex yet insightful story about how scientific careers unfold, how collaborations contribute to discovery, and how scientific progress emerges through a combination of multiple interconnected factors.

    These opportunities—and challenges that come with them—have fueled the emergence of a multidisciplinary community of scientists that are united by their goals of understanding science. These practitioners of the “science of science” use the scientific methods to study themselves, examine projects that work as well as those that fail, quantify the patterns that characterize discovery and invention, and offer lessons to improve science as a whole.

    This talk will highlight some examples of research in this area, hoping to illustrate the promise of the science of science as well as its limitations.

    Dashun Wang

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management and (by courtesy) Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

    Wang is the founding director of the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI). He is best known for his contributions on the science of science, a quest to turn the scientific methods and curiosities upon science itself. Wang’s research has been published in academic journals such as Nature and Science, and has been featured in virtually all major global media outlets. Wang is a recipient of multiple awards for his research and teaching, and his first book "The Science of Science" (Cambridge University Press, 2021) was published in March.

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    TIME Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Oct
    27

    Meet The Faculty Series- Pedram Khalili- "Emerging spintronic devices for energy-efficient and intelligent computing"

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    2:00 PM L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION L440, Technological Institute    map it

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  • Nov
    24

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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  • Nov
    25

    Thanksgiving Day

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    TIME Thursday, November 25, 2021

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  • Nov
    29

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, November 29, 2021

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  • Dec
    4

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 4, 2021

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  • Dec
    11

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

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    TIME Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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    CONTACT Elizabeth Rentfro    elizabeth.rentfro@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    27

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Monday, December 27, 2021

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  • Dec
    28

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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  • Dec
    29

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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  • Dec
    30

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Thursday, December 30, 2021

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