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Education

Princeton University, Computer Science Department

Ph.D., Computer Science
Research Areas: Computer Graphics and Computer Vision
Topics: Acquisition and analysis of the shape and appearance of real-world objects. Algorithms for
processing and visualizing complex datasets including matching and non- photorealistic rendering.
Thesis: Matching, Visualizing and Archiving Cultural Heritage Artifacts Using Multi-Channel Images Teaching: COS 126 General Computer Science, COS 226 Algorithms and Data Structures
Advisor: Dr. Szymon Rusinkiewicz

Cornell University, Program of Computer Graphics

M.S., Architecture, Major: Computer Graphics
Research Areas: Conceptual modeling tools for architectural design
Topics: Developed a visualization system to teach the mathematical concepts behind projective geometry. Introduced software and novel digital rear-projected display systems to architecture students at Cornell.
Thesis: A Computer-Based Approach for Teaching Architectural Drawing
Teaching: Introduced architecture students to computer graphics in a novel design studio. Advisor: Dr. Donald Greenberg

Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning

B.Arch (Class Rank 4 out of 21)
Thesis: On Site Museum of Oral History, Nassau, Bahamas

Cornell Abroad: Studied significant architectural works and cultures in Italy, Africa and Malta

Professional Experience

University of Florida Gainesville, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Dept.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Director, Graphics Imaging & Light Measurement Laboratory (GILMLab)

University of California Davis, Computer Science Department, Davis, CA

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California Berkeley, CITRIS Banatao Institute, Berkeley, CA

Affiliated Researcher

Yale University, Computer Science Department, New Haven, CT

Yale Postdoctoral Fellow – Working with Professor Holly Rushmeier

Adobe Systems, Advanced Technology Labs, San Jose, CA

Computer Vision Group –Developed system for creating computer-generated mosaics.

Google Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Google SketchUp Team – Developed prototype for controlling line density in SketchUp models.

Autodesk Inc., San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer – 3D Graphics System Team

Implemented platform enhancements to the 3D graphics system to improve efficiency; Developed 3D navigation, rendering, and presentation tools; Developed API’s for 3rd party developers; Notable contributions to AutoCAD 2002, 2004 and 2005: 3D Graphics Configuration, True Color Support, Shaded Viewport Plotting, 3D Navigation Tools, Microsoft Windows Logo Certification, and Sheet Set Management.

Special Project – Strategic Accounts: Led pilot project between Autodesk executives and two international architecture firms – HOK and Gensler; Consulted on-site at firms to develop and integrate new technologies.

Hawley Peterson & Snyder Architects, Mountain View, CA

Software Engineer/Project Architect
Led collaborative Design-Assist project to integrate Building Information Modeling Technology into the design process to estimate construction time/cost: Projects – Camino Medical Group Campus, Palo Alto Medical Facility.

Teaching Experience

Deep Learning for Computer Graphics, University of Florida CAP5404, Fall 2022

Introduced new graduate-level AI course in the Florida State-Wide Numbering System

Deep Learning for Computer Graphics, University of Florida CAP4613, Spring 2022

Introduced new graduate-level AI course in the Florida State-Wide Numbering System

Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 1 (Translational Neuroscience),
University of Florida MDU4001, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023

Co-Teach course for honors students, University of Florida College of Medicine

Special Topics, Deep Learning for Computer Graphics,
University of Florida CIS6930/4930, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021

Undergraduate and graduate co-listed course: special topics in computer science

Computational Structures in Computer Graphics,
University of Florida CAP4730, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Undergraduate course

Advanced Computer Graphics, University of Florida CAP6701,  Spring 2016, Spring 2018

Graduate course

Computer Graphics, University of Florida CAP5705, Fall 2015, Fall 2017

Graduate course

Special Topics, 3D Imaging & Visualization in Computer Graphics,
University of Florida CIS 6930/4930,  Spring 2015

Undergraduate and graduate co-listed course: special topics in computer science

Graduate Student Advising

Chair – Ph.D Thesis Committees

Aashish Dhwan, Computer Science, University of Florida, Expected Graduation May 2027
Michael Perez, Computer Science, University of Florida, Expected Graduation May 2026
Shashank Ranjan, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated May 2020
Qile Zhu, Computer Science, University of Florida, (Advised 2015-2016)

Member – Ph.D Thesis Committees

Ethan Wilson, Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Expected Graduation May 2026
Jennifer Cremer, Computer Science, University of Florida, Expected Graduation, May 2025
Sara Pickernell, Psychology, University of Florida, Expected Graduation May 2025
Sydney Lower, Physics, University of Florida, Expected Graduation May 2024
Jeremy Youngquist, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated, May 2024
Ruiliang Gao, Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Graduated May 2024
Brendan David-John, Computer Science, University of Florida, (Advised 2018-2020)
Ronald Wilson, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Graduated June 2021
Icaro Alzuru, Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Graduated May 2020
Hao Gan, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Graduated December 2018
Daeun Choi, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Graduated August 2017
Michael Borish, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated December 2016

Chair – M.S. Thesis Committee

Daniel Quintero, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated December 2021
Manjog Singh, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated December 2021
Shashank Ranjan, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated August 2016

Chair – M.S. Project Committee

Utkarsh Garg, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated August 2016
Qile Zhu, Computer Science, University of Florida, Graduated August 2015

Research Software Developed

iDigFossils App

Developed 3D visualization app for interpreting fossils to teach STEM concepts in middle schools

RGBNMatch

Developed hardware and software for data capture, normal reconstruction and computer assisted matching.

Deployed system on-site at the Akrotiri Excavation Laboratory of Wall Paintings, Santorini, Greece

RGBNRender

Developed system for generating scientific visualizations of surface details on real-world objects.

Honors

Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Women in Computer Science: Finalist
Autodesk 2002 Software Developer Award
Shreve Award: MS Thesis Project – For excellence and originality
The Eschweiler Prize: Recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments

Sponsored Research

UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund Focus on AI, $39,960.00, Start Date 08/03/2021, Co-PI
UF Artificial Intelligence Research Catalyst Fund HiPerGator Resources 12/15/2020-12/15/2021, Co-PI
NSF iTest  (#1510410) $1,194,054.00, Start Date 02/11/2016 Co-PI
NSF iDigBio Visiting Scholar Award, PI Corey Toler-Franklin
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, PI Corey Toler-Franklin
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship
Presidential Fellowship, Princeton University
Merit Award, Princeton University
Robert James Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship

Publications

Multiscale Detection of Cancerous Tissue in High Resolution Slide Scans

Qingchao Zhang, Coy D. Heldermon, Corey Toler-Franklin. Advances in Visual Computing. ISVC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2020 October; 12509. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64559-5_11

Learning How to Match Fresco Fragments

Thomas Funkhouser, Hijung Shin, Corey Toler-Franklin, Antonio Garcia Castaneda, Benedict Brown, David Dobkin, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Tim Weyrich.
Eurographics 2011 Special Area Track on Cultural Heritage, Llandudno, UK
http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/EG2011/areas/017-024

Multi-Feature Matching of Fresco Fragments

Corey Toler-Franklin, Benedict Brown, Tim Weyrich, Thomas Funkhouser, Szymon Rusinkiewicz.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), Seoul, Korea
https://doi.org/10.1145/1882261.1866207

A System for High-Volume Acquisition and Matching of Fresco Fragments: Reassembling Theran Wall Paintings:

Benedict Brown, Corey Toler-Franklin, Diego Nehab, Michael Burns, Andreas Vlachopoulos, Christos Doumas, David Dobkin, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Tim Weyrich.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), Los Angeles, CA
https://doi.org/10.1145/1360612.1360683

Illustration of Complex Real-World Objects using Images with Normals.

Corey Toler-Franklin, Adam Finkelstein, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz.
International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR) San Diego, CA
https://doi.org/10.1145/1274871.1274889

Courses/Tutorials

Principles and Practices of Robust, Photography-based Digital Imaging Techniques for Museums:

Co-presented full day course. Presented acquisition and rendering algorithms for museum conservation. VAST 11th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
(Proc. EUROGRAPHICS 2010), Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/PE/VAST/VAST10S/111-137

Journal Papers

Learning How to Match Fresco Fragments

Thomas Funkhouser, Hijung Shin, Corey Toler-Franklin, Antonio Garcia Castaneda, Benedict Brown, David Dobkin, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Tim Weyrich.
Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 4(2)
https://doi.org/10.1145/2037820.2037824

Textbook Chapters

Blackwell Companions to Anthropology: A Companion to Rock Art
Chapter 14: Rock art as digital heritage: advances is photo enhancement technology and digital archiving Ruth Tringham, Michael Ashley and Cinzia Perlingieri (University of California, Berkeley) , Liam Brady (University of Western Australia), Mark Mudge, Tommy Noble, Neffra Matthews, Szymon Rusinkiewicz , Corey Toler-Franklin and Carla Schroer (Cultural Heritage Imaging, Princeton University), Wiley Publishing 2012.

Invited Talks/Workshops

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Computational Biology Seminar Series, Department of Bioinformatics


Purdue University, Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences

Multispectral Analysis and Deep Learning for Life Science and Biomedical Research


Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Fostering Collaborative Breakthroughs in Heritage Science Through Machine Learning and Data Science


Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Imaging Science, Rochester, New York

Multispectral Analysis and Deep Learning for Life Science and Biomedical Research


College of Medicine, University of Florida

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Medicine


C. A. Pound Human Identification Forensics Laboratory, University of Florida

Deep Learning Applications for Material Identification in Forensic Science


Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Florida

Deep Learning Algorithms for Improving Efficacy and Reproducibility in Animal Behavioral Studies


College of Medicine, University of Florida

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Medicine


International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), San Diego, CA

Multiscale Detection of Cancerous Tissue in High Resolution Slide Scans


College of Medicine, University of Florida

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Medicine


C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory, University of Florida

Multispectral Analysis Algorithms for Life Science Research


American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

Optical Imaging Systems for Simulating Biological Material Structures


McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Harnessing Pattern Detection and Deep Learning Algorithms to Improve Efficiency, Accuracy and Throughput of Animal Behavior Studies


Savannah’s Tech and Innovation Showcase, The Guild Hall, Savannah Georgia

Med Tech Innovations: Current and Future Trends


NYCEP (the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology) and the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

3D Multi-Spectral Imaging & Analysis Methods for Applications in
Biodiversity & Cultural Heritage Preservation


Yale University, Center for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, New Haven, Connecticut

3D Imaging & Analysis Methods for Applications in Biodiversity

University of California San Diego, Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, San Diego, CA

Multi-Spectral Imaging Techniques for Analyzing Biological Specimens

University of Florida iDigBio HUB, Gainesville, Florida

Data Capture and Analysis of Artifacts and Biological Specimens Using Multi-Channel Images

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Multi-Spectral Imaging Techniques for Analyzing Biological Specimens

Lehman College CUNY Computer Science Department, Bronx, New York

Analyzing Biological Specimens Using Multi-Spectral Images

University of California Berkeley, The CITRIS Banatao Institute, Berkeley, California

Research Exchange Series: Matching, Visualizing, and Archiving Artifacts Using Multi-Channel Images

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York, New York

Data Acquisition Techniques for Documenting and Analyzing Biological Specimens

Yale University Computer Science Department, New Haven CT

Matching, Visualizing and Archiving Cultural Heritage Artifacts Using Multi-Channel Images

Yale University, Peabody Museum, SPNHC 27th Annual meeting, New Haven, CT

Digitizing the Thera Frescoes : Practical 3D acquisition methods for museum conservation

Adobe Systems, Inc., Advanced Technologies Lab, San Francisco, California

Matching, Visualizing and Archiving Cultural Heritage Artifacts Using Multi-Channel Images

University of California Berkeley Computer Science Department, Berkeley, California

Visual Computing Lab Talk: Computer Graphics and Computer Vision Techniques for Preserving Artifacts

Akrotiri Excavation Laboratory of Wall Paintings, Santorini, Greece

Summer Workshop Session: A Matching System for Reassembling the Theran Frescos

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

RTISAD Oxford Workshop: Digital Transformations: New developments in cultural heritage imaging

University of California Los Angeles Math Department, Los Angeles, California

Guest Lecturer: Applied Math/Image Processing Seminar: Pattern Matching Algorithms and Reassembly Systems

Hewlett Packard Laboratories Palo Alto, California

Technical Talk Series: Computer Graphics for Cultural Heritage Preservation

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Computer Graphics Techniques for Digitizing and Visualizing Artifacts

Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Imaging Science, Rochester, New York

Colloquium Talk: Matching, Visualizing and Analyzing Artifacts Using Multi-Channel Images

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Conservation Department, New York, New York

Generating Scientific Illustrations using Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, California

Non-Photorealistic Illustration using RGBN Images

Google Inc., Boulder Colorado

Google Tech Talk Series: A Prototype for Controlling Line Density in 3D Models

Professional Service

Memberships

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

European Association for Computer Graphics (EG)

IEEE Computer Society

National Society of Black Engineers (NESBE)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society (Founding Member),

Princeton, University (WLHSS)

Technical Program Committee Memberships, Editorial Boards and Grant Review Panels

MIT Press, Computer Science Division, Reviewer 2022 – present
ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2021-present
Euroviz 2021-present
Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal 2019-present
International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG) 2019-present
An International Journal of Systems & Applications in Computer Graphics 2017-present
Computers & Graphics, by Elsevier Editorial Publishing, 2017-present
IEEE International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), 2016-present
IEE International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM) 2016-present
Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH), 2014-present
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 2013 – present
International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST 2010, 2011, 2013
Digital Heritage 2013 (Under the patronage of UNESCO), International Congress 2013
Eurographics International Scientific Committee 2010-present
NSF Panel Reviewer 2015-present: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS),  Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Eurographics International Scientific Committee
International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST 2010, 2011, 2013 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH2014
Digital Heritage 2013 (Under the patronage of UNESCO ), International Congress 2013
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 2013, 2014

 

University Governance and Service

University of Florida, CISE Graduate Admissions Committee, 2020-present
University of Florida, Colloquium Committee, 2019-2020
University of Florida, Department of Computer Science Curriculum Committee, 2015-2018
University of Florida, Graduate Marshal Committee, 2014-present

Other Service

Women in Science and Engineering at Princeton Focus Group

Autodesk Design Your Future Program for Women in Science and Technology