Honorable mention for Nedo Award: Mika J. Straka

Nedo is glad to mention Mika for its struggle for presenting Nedo at Complex Networks 2016 in Milan. Due to a technical problem, his slides were downgraded to a previous version and the correct one was not displayed. So, he formally cannot be awarded as the actual winner, but his effort deserve to be mentioned.


Due to the lack of many Nedo cans, Mika decided to photoshop himself with the Nedo can

Tommaso Gili’s seminar

Dear Nedoers, the sooper-hip seminar of Tommaso Gili is is coming, “Brain, Behavior and Complex Networks”.
The seminar is going to be held  in classroom 2 at 17, next 1st of December. Stay tuned!b9077397c298e6a9f1c6a35ce10172b3

In any case, I’m pretty sure Tommaso is not a zombie, so you can bring your own brain safely, it is going to be welcome.

Kids time: Mika J. Straka’s seminar!

Let the children come to me.

In our intention, NEDO should be an opportunity to share ideas on the current research, discuss different points of view and, above all, a training ground for speakers: Nedoers are given the possibility to rehearse their talks with a friendly (and beers addicted) audience which provides feedbacks and suggestions, in order to be prepared to face bigger (and less friendly) audience at workshops and conferences. In this sense, we suggest PhD students to participate as speakers and as audience to experience both sides of the camp.

Following this line, after quite a long pause, NEDO comes back stronger than before with our Mika proposing us the results of his last endeavour, “Inferring monopartite wares relations in Economic Complexity: an entropy-based approach”. The seminar is going to be held in classroom 2 on the 23rd of November at 17.

Call for the Nedo Award

You can be NEDO, just for one day.
–David Bowie

Nedo is proud to announce the creation of the “NEDO Award”!

The first (non NEDO) seminar in which the NEDO can (which can be copied and pasted from the image below) appears in a slide, gets the award. As a heavyweight title, as soon as a new seminar presents the NEDO can, the title goes to the new speaker, as well as the prize. Of course, a slide cannot be used twice in order to get the Nedo Award back.
In order to have the prize (a copy of the original NEDO can) a photo (which is going to be published on this website) have to witness NEDO presence.


Ok, both the photo and the can could be better,
soon* something more beautiful will appear.

* Compared to the life of the Universe, i.e. ~14 billion years.

Rossana on top of CCS’16

When I prepare a seminar, […] I always think about NEDO.
–Rossana Mastrandrea (acceptance speech for the CMPLXSSTMS award)


NEDO is very proud to greet Rossana for the award won for the best presentation at CCS’16 in Amsterdam!  More photos can be found here.

Anyway, Ross have not offer yet any drinks to her colleagues to celebrate the award and it usually brings bad luck…