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Nina Fefferman, associate professor of ecology, evolution and natural resources at Rutgers University, will speak on "Evolutionary Pressures, Infectious Diseases and Self-Organizing Social Systems" at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in AA-G008. She is an active member of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence CCICADA. Fefferman uses mathematical modeling to examine the evolutionary and ecological relationships among individual behavior, societal organization and the spread of infectious diseases. Her applied work focuses on discovering how insights from basic research on systems in the natural world can solve real-world problems in areas of public health, bio-defense, pandemic preparedness and sometimes even cybersecurity. For more information, contact Hadassah Head.