Allen Klinger is Life Fellow, IEEE - Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineers "For contributions to image processing by means of computers." He contributes to AMS - American Mathematics Society via Mathematics Reviews.

His achievements include degrees from Cooper Union, Caltech and UC Berkeley, service as Professor, Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA 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.

He has worked, with governmental and scientific organizations in telecommunications, image pattern recognition, and image databases.

He has sustained an innovative career path for decades using art, abstraction, and activity to guide him in work with technical and nontechnical individuals.