Dr. Linda J.S. Allen, Professor of Mathematics at Texas Tech University was the research fellow for the department of Mathematics in the year 2017. She was accompanied by Dr. Edward Allen, an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University. They were working with members of the department for 20 days from 27th of June 2017 to 15th of July 2017. During this period, a short course for the Math honors degree students and a workshop for Mathematicians in state universities on Mathematical Biology were organized. Their main role was to work with members of the department of Mathematics initiate some research that leads towards publications.

A special honor and thanks to Dr. Edward Allen for agreeing to take part in conducting these activities while he was not funded by the program.