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Data Science Nights - DECEMBER 2021 Meeting (Speaker: Petter Holme, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Data Science Nights

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jenny Liu  

Group: Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Category: Academic


DECEMBER MEETING: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:15pm (US Central) via Gather and Zoom

DATA SCIENCE NIGHTS are monthly talks on data science techniques or applications, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!


5:15: Data Science Night Meet & Greet
* Gather Town link:
* Alternatively, join the zoom to be redirected to Gather.
5:30: Code+Cookies on Gather Town *
6:30: Presentation by Petter Holme via Zoom:

* Note: due to the time difference, our normal schedule is flipped this month and Petter Holme will speak after the coding session.


Petter Holme earned his PhD in theoretical physics at Umea University, Sweden in 2004. His thesis titled the "Form and Function of Complex Networks" exists as a book. Among his works, he has 3 books on temporal networks. He is currently a Specially Appointed Professor at the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Holme aims to bridge data science and theory in social sciences and public health.

TOPIC: Games on Complex Networks
We can understand many situations in society and nature as game-theoretical interactions over social networks. Sometimes there is feedback from the game payoffs to the social network formation, sometimes not. In this talk, I will review some of the key results in the field and my contributions (typically taking the network structures from empirical data). Finally, I will present some of the main challenges for the future, including how to integrate the game theory of social actors into large-scale climate modeling.

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This event is supported by the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems and the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

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