Allen Klinger is a Life Fellow of
the IEEE - Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineers. His Fellow status
"For contributions to image processing by means of
computers." He contributes to the work of the
AMS - American Mathematics Society - via reviews they publish. He has
been a member of AMS, SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics -
and SPIE - Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
His achievements include degrees from Cooper Union,
Caltech and UC Berkeley, service as Professor, Engineering and Applied
Science at UCLA (prior posts as Assistant and Associate Prof.), and
employment or consulting positions at Rand, Aerospace, JPL, World Bank
and other organizations.
His three book publications, encyclopedia articles, and research papers
cover many optic and image issues. He is specifically known for work in
data structures and algorithms and human machine interaction.
Telecommunications, image pattern recognition, and image databases are
areas where he has worked, with government and scientific organizations.
He has sustained an innovative career path for decades using art,
abstraction, and activity to guide him in work with technical and
Allen Klinger was born in New York City. He received the B.E.E., Cooper Union;
an M.S. from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; and his Ph.D. from
University of California (UC), Berkeley. He is Professor, University of California
Los Angeles (UCLA), Computer Science Department.
Professor Klinger joined UCLA in 1967 in Engineering.
Before then he was at Rand (Mathematics Dept.) working in Operations
Research. He has been a consultant at the World Bank, IBM, and Aerospace.
He started at Caltech as Graduate Tuition Scholar and Teaching Assistant;
Research Assistant at UC Berkeley; and worked for ITT Labs, System Development Corp., and Jet Propulsion Labs.
In academia he's been a Visiting Professor at University of Hawaii, Ben Gurion
University of the Negev, and conducted a short course at the University of
London. National Research Council awards supported visits Russia and Ukraine.
He was a Fulbright Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Poway India.
He is a founding member of UCLA's Computer Science Department.
He served the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, as District
Director and Chapter Advisor. He was Visiting Associate in Electrical
Engineering, Caltech, 1994.
He gave five talks as invited speaker, Workshop on Image Processing and Related
Mathematical Problems, Institute of Imaging and Computer Graphics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China May 2004. He lectured at the School of
Computer Science, Linyi University, Shandong, China, in 2009.
He was a Rand consultant on Computer Science Research in Language
Processing. At the World Bank he did Operations Research planning on
India's rail network. For the Los Angeles Unified School District,
Long Beach Memorial and Gateways Hospitals, and Space Computer Corporation,
his consulting activities were on different aspects of Pattern
Professor Klinger has been consulted by legal firms as an expert witness.
His cases include a major patent issue of contention between Qualcomm and
Motorola. He managed investigation of computer system billing fraud at a medical
He has published widely on image analysis, pattern recognition and
optimization, concerning application of
mathematical methods to image analysis by computer, items spanning a
period of over forty years. His scholarly efforts include two
co-edited books, Data Structures, Computer Graphics, and Pattern
Recognition, and Structured Computer Vision, another he
edited alone, Human Machine Interactive Systems, and an
encyclopedia article regarding data structures and algorithms.
He served on Academic Senate Committees at UCLA (Educational Policy,
Teaching, Library), School of Engineering Executive Committee,
Committee, and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Data
Processing and Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Prof. Klinger is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, the IEEE. He is a past member of SPIE, the International Society for
Optics and Photonics, AMS, the American Mathematical Society, and SIAM,
the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He
is a member of the honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa
Nu. He has been a participant in committee meetings of the National
Science Foundation, National
Academy of Science, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy of