Dr. Toler-Franklin is an Assistant Professor in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where she directs the Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Laboratory (GILMLab). 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 University. Dr. Toler-Franklin has considerable industry experience, having worked at Autodesk, Adobe and Google. Her research lies at the intersection of Computer Vision, Graphics and Optics, focusing on 3D Data Acquisition, Physically-Based Appearance Modeling, Imaging Spectroscopy, Machine Learning, Pattern Matching Algorithms and Non-Photorealistic Rendering. Dr. Toler-Franklin was awarded the 2013 NSF iDigBio Visiting Scholar Award to support her work developing new optical capture techniques and image processing algorithms to analyze biological specimens from rare collections. In collaboration with the UF Shands Hospital Oncology department, Dr. Toler-Franklin is developing new computer vision algorithms and display technologies to assist with the diagnosis of metastatic cancer.
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