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Elizabeth Allman

Professor of Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Home 308 B Chapman Building 1792 Ambler Way Fairbanks AK 99709 Work Phone: 907-474-2479


Expertise: biomathematics, including techniques of phylogenetic tree construction, models of evolution; statistics; latent class models; computational algebraic statistics; division algebras; Brauer groups; and Galois Theory


CNSM Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Institute of Arctic Biology

MA & PhD – University of California at Los Angeles MA

Professional Service and Honors

  • Fellow, American Mathematical Society
  • Associate Editor, American Mathematical Monthly
  • Guest Editor with F. Adler and L. de Pillis of American Mathematical Monthly special issue on Mathematical Biology. Access this special issue on the MAA website.
  • My term as Vice-chair, SIAM’s new activity group SI(AG)^2 on Algebraic Geometry ended. See the article about SI(AG)^2 in the December 2009 issue of SIAM news.

Professional Memberships
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society of Systematic Biologists
Association for Women in Mathematics
Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching, part of MAA)

Select Publications:
• “Identifiability of parameters in latent structure models with many observed variables” by Elizabeth S. Allman, Catherine Matias, and John A. Rhodes,Annals of Statistics37 no. 6A (2009) 3099-3132.
• “Trees, Fast and Accurate” by Elizabeth S. Allman and John A. Rhodes,Science327 (2010) 1334-1335.


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