Professor and Chair of Graduate Admissions
Research InterestSelf-Organizing Complex Systems, Mathematical and computational models of problems in epidemiology, evolutionary and behavioral ecology, and conservation biology
2005 – Ph.D., Tufts University (Biology)
2001 – M.S., Rutgers University (Mathematics)
1999 – A.B. Princeton University (Mathematics)
Dr. Fefferman’s research focuses on the mathematics of epidemiology, evolutionary and behavioral ecology, and self-organizing behaviors, especially of systems described by networks. While the research in the Fefferman Lab frequently focuses on disease in human and/or animal populations, and how disease and disease-related behavioral ecology can affect the short-term survival and long-term evolutionary success of a population, people in the lab have worked on problems as diverse as computer network security to social behaviors in grass-roots organizations that make the movement susceptible to radicalization. Any fun integration of applied mathematics and human or animal processes is fair game!
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