April 1, 2016
Linda J. S. Allen, a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics & Statistics, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of Fellows from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
“Dr. Allen is the first SIAM Fellow Texas Tech University has had,” said Magdalena Toda, chairwoman of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. “This represents a great honor for Texas Tech University, and it adds to the high scientific profile and reputation of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and the College of Arts & Sciences.”
Allen is being recognized for her contributions to stochastic and deterministic modeling of populations and disease transmission, their applications and education in applied mathematics. Allen has previously served on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics. She also was the 2015 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer and is a SIAM author.
“I am humbled to be recognized by my peers,” Allen said. “It is an honor to represent the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Texas Tech as a SIAM Fellow. SIAM Fellows work in academia, government labs and industry around the world.”
Allen is one of 30 distinguished SIAM members nominated for their research and service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help to advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. They will be recognized during the SIAM annual meeting July 11-15 in Boston.
The 2016 Fellows are:
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, headquartered in Philadelphia, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM builds cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups.
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.