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Professor Myron Allen

About Dr. Allen
myron_allen_photo Myron Allen, Ph.D., Princeton University
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Ross Hall 228 | +1-307-766-4221
Research interests: Numerical analysis and Mathematical


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1983
M.A., Princeton University, 1978
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1976

About Dr. Allen

Myron Allen joined the University of Wyoming faculty in 1983. He served as department head from 1992-1998, associate provost from 1999-2005, and provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2005-2013.

His mathematical interests include numerical analysis, mathematical modeling, and fluid mechanics in porous media­­—fields that involve continuum mechanics, partial differential equations, classical and functional analysis, and linear algebra. Applications include the computational analysis and prediction of contaminant flows in groundwater aquifers and flows of native and injected fluids in oil and gas reservoirs.

Professor Allen received the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award in 1999 and the John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award in 2016 and was the university’s Buchanan Lecturer in 2021.


Representative Publications

  1. M.B. Allen and E.L. Isaacson, Numerical Analysis for Applied Science, 2ndedition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2018 (568 pages).
  2. Ogden, M.B. Allen, W. Lai, J. Zhu, M. Seo, C.C. Douglas, C. Talbot, “The soil moisture velocity equation,” Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems9 (2017),
  3. S. Telyakovskiy, S. Kurita, and M.B. Allen, “Polynomial-based approximate solutions to the Boussinesq equation near a well,” Advances in Water Resources96 (2016), 68-73,
  4. M. B. Allen, Continuum Mechanics: The Birthplace of Mathematical Models, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2015 (304 pages).

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