Dr. Marr founded and leads Geocomp, one of the foremost providers in USA of real‐time, web‐based performance monitoring of civil engineering structures, including dams, levees, deep excavations, retaining walls, tunnels, buildings, bridges and utilities. Allen also has extensive experience in testing to measure the mechanical properties of earthen materials, designing earth structures, determining the causes of poor performance of geotechnical structures and developing cost effective remedial measures for troubled projects. He has also been instrumental in applying methods of risk assessment and risk management to infrastructure projects. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineers and the Moles. He has published widely and given invited keynote lectures around the world on topics in geotechnical engineering, performance monitoring and risk management.