Allen is a leading expert in the areas of high-dimensional pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, and sensor networks. He has made notable contributions to the fundamental understanding of real-world applications including face recognition, object recognition, human motion recognition, image segmentation, and their mobile solutions.
He has served as a consultant to various companies such as Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Honda Research and is the holder of multiple US patents through his work.
Allen received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He currently also serves as a Principal Investigator at UC Berkeley.