Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Scholarship interest: geometric topology; knot theory.
Ph.D. Mathematics, Indiana University, 2018
B.S., Mathematics, High Point University, 2012
B.S., Computer Science, High Point University, 2012
Dr. Allen's research interests lie in the field of low-dimensional topology, the study
of manifolds in dimensions up to four.
More specifically, she studies knot theory in dimensions 3 and 4 and is particularly interested in using knot invariants arising from Heegaard Floer theory to study knot concordance, problems related to unknotting operations, and other knot-theroetic problems.