Allen Klinger

12515 Rosy Circle

Los Angeles, California 90066-6926

voice: 310 578-5677 H; 310 825-7695 UCLA; 310 562-5634 Cell

fax: 310 794-5057, 310 825-7578; home fax: 310 821-9712

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, California (UC).

M.S., California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California.

B.E.E., The Cooper Union, New York City.




Visiting Professor

Caltech Ben Gurion U. Negev U. Hawaii

Research and Other Appointments

Rand UC LA Cty Supervisors







Fellow IEEE Fulbright FellowIndian Institute Technology

Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation Air Force Office Scientific Research.


Mathematical Reviews IEEE Trans. Software Engrg. Computer Vision Image Understanding
ScholarNew York State Regents Caltech Graduate-Tuition
Honor Societies Tau Beta Pi Eta Kappa Nu
Chair IEEE Conferences IEEE Workshops National Research Council Workshop IEEE Workshops 3rd IJCPR (Int'l.) Tech. Pgm.




Committee chairman, report editor, "Soviet Image Pattern Recognition Research," Science Applications International Corp.


Consultant, image pattern analysis: Space Computer Corp., L.A. Unified School District, Gateways Hospital and Community Mental Health Center, Long Beach Memorial Hospital; applied mathematics, System Development Corp. (Unisys), Rand Corp., and World Bank; computer systems expert, numerous legal firms.


Employment: program office and applied research at Aerospace Corp.; part-time senior radar specialist with Litton Data Systems; full-time researcher Rand Corporation Mathematics Dept.; full-time senior research engineer Jet Propulsion Laboratory and summer faculty fellow; full-time electronics research engineer and section manager System Development Corporation; electrical engineer full-time Hughes Aircraft Company and Sperry Gyroscope Corporation.




Klinger, A., and Salingaros, N., "A Pattern Measure," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 2000, 27-4, pp. 537-547, July 2000.


Klinger, A., "Data Structures for Gigabyte Systems," Proceedings of SPIE -The International Society of Optical Engineering, Aerospace Sensing, 1995, SPIE. 2410, 66-76.


Klinger, A., "Data Structures", Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Volume 5, 43-56, New York: Academic Press, 1992.


Klinger, A. ed., Human Machine Interactive Systems, New York: Plenum Press, 1991.


Klinger, A., "Recent Advances in Syntactic Pattern Recognition," Bhatkar, V. and Rege, K. M., eds., Frontiers in Knowledge-based Computing, New Delhi: Vedams Books International,1991.


Klinger, A. and Pizano, A., "Visual Structure and Data Bases," Visual Database Systems, Kunii, T. L., ed., NY: North Holland, 3-25, 1989.


Tanimoto, S., Klinger, A. eds., Structured Computer Vision, New York: Academic Press, 1980.


Klinger, A., "Data Structures and Pattern Recognition," Advances in Information Systems Science, Volume 7, Tou, J., ed., New York: Plenum Press, 1978, 273-310.


Klinger, A., Fu, K., Kunii, T. eds., Data Structures, Computer Graphics and Pattern Recognition, New York: Academic Press, 1977.


Rhodes, M. L., and Klinger, A., "Conversational Text Input for Modifying Graphics Facial Images," International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 9: 653-667, 1977.




I have both electrical engineering education and operations research (computer applications, applied mathematics) experience, and accomplishments in research, teaching, and community service. My service to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Data Processing and Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the federal government through numerous activities (many sponsored by contractors such as Aerospace, Rand, SAIC Corps.), and the legal profession has often required use of these two kinds of skills.


Pattern analysis has been a fundamental strength in my work since employment when I held a master s degree. As I went from that level first as a Ph.D. graduate student, I have persisted at diverse approaches to the early classification, detection, or recognition or significant states in a multitude of applied contexts. Structural and statistical pattern recognition graduate courses I organized and taught, visual and auditory as well as general numerical signal analysis (including earthquake data), and human interactive systems allowing judgment to impact evolving conditions, have all been reflected in professional recognition, publications, and invited appointments.