Effective January 2024: Corey Toler-Franklin will join the faculty in the Computer Science Department at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she will direct the Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Laboratory (GILMLab). Her lab will continue cancer and neuroscience research collaborating with the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and conduct a rigorous program of undergraduate and graduate research.
Prior to joining the Barnard College, Columbia University Faculty, Dr. Toler-Franklin was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Toler-Franklin was a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis and a researcher at the CITRIS Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley. Dr. Toler-Franklin was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. She obtained a Master of Science degree from the Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell. Dr. Toler-Franklin has considerable industry experience, having held positions at Autodesk, Adobe, and Google. Dr. Toler-Franklin’s research in computer graphics and vision includes Machine Learning, Data Acquisition, Appearance Modeling, Imaging Spectroscopy and Non-Photorealistic Rendering. Her algorithms use mathematical principles in optics to capture and analyze the shape and appearance of complex materials. Her systems have been deployed in real-world settings for applications in Biodiversity, Bio-Medical Research and Archaeology. Her most recent work develops AI algorithms for biomedical research. Collaborating with the UF College of Medicine Oncology and Pathology Departments, and the UF Neuroscience Department, Dr. Toler-Franklin developed deep learning algorithms for diagnosing metastatic cancers and studying behaviors associated with neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, autism, depression).