Allison earned her MSc by Research in Informatics from the University of Bradford in 2007. Her Masters' research explored methods of generalizing artifical neural networks for video games. The main focus of her dissertation centered on using back-propagating neural networks trained through incremental learning to reduce the number of generations taken to match a minimax search player's success on very complicated terrains.
Allison has been working in mobile application develoment since 2008. She has worked on numerous published iOS titles including: Banagrams, Vail's EpicMix, MapMyFitness, BopIt!: Smash, Star Command, iTriage and Wink.
Allison currently works with the IBM + Sesame Workshop partnership to develop the next generation of learning for young children.