Corey Toler-Franklin is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she directs the Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Lab (GILMLab). Toler-Franklin’s research in computer graphics and vision develops algorithms that use mathematical principles in optics to capture and analyze the shape and appearance of complex materials, and her systems have been deployed in real-world settings for applications in life science, biomedical research, and archaeology. Her recent work develops AI algorithms for biomedical research. Collaborating with experts in oncology, pathology and neuroscience, Toler-Franklin develops deep learning algorithms for diagnosing metastatic cancers and studying behaviors associated with neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, autism, depression). Toler-Franklin’s research in computer graphics and vision includes Machine Learning, Data Acquisition, Appearance Modeling, Imaging Spectroscopy and Non-Photorealistic Rendering. Prior to joining faculty at Columbia, Toler-Franklin was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Florida. Dr. Toler-Franklin was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. She earned an M.S. degree from the Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics, and a B. Arch. degree from Cornell. Dr. Toler-Franklin was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis, and a research affiliate at the UC Berkeley CITRIS Banatao Institute. She also held industry positions at Autodesk, Adobe, and Google.