Corey Toler-Franklin Dr. Corey Toler-Franklin
President's Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis

E-mail: corey dot tolerfranklin at gmail dot com
Phone: 510 449 6033

3015 Kemper Hall, UC-Davis, Davis CA 95616
666 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720

Full Bio

Bio Sketch

Dr. Toler-Franklin is a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis. She is also 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 area is Computer Graphics, focusing on 3D data acquisition, non-photorealistic rendering, machine learning and matching algorithms. Dr. Toler-Franklin was awarded the 2013 NSF iDigBio Visiting Scholar Award to support her current work developing new optical capture techniques and image processing algorithms to analyze biological specimens from rare collections.

Congratulations to Dr. Corey Toler-Franklin, iDigBio's 2013 Visiting Scholar
Cover - iDigBio News, December 2012
NSF iDigBio Visiting Scholar Award

Corey Toler-Franklin: Developing digital tools to improve biological studies and museum conservation
The CITRIS Signal, July 2012

Nina Amenta: Looking for patterns and collaborations in the data
The CITRIS Signal, February 2012
UC-Davis Collaboration with Professor Nina Amenta

'Virtual archaeologist' reconnects fragments of an ancient civilization
Princeton University press release, August 2008
Collaboration with the Akrotiri Laboratory of Wall Paintings - The Thera Fresco Project

Reassembling the Thera Frescos: Developing hardware and software systems to assists archeologists at the Akrotiri Laboratory of Wall Paintings reconstruct the Thera Frescos. This is an ongoing collaboration with researchers from Princeton University, University College London and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, along with archaeologists from the Akrotiri Excavation and the University of Ioannina.
Selected Publications
[Learning How to Match Fresco Fragments]
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, June 2011

[Multi-Feature Matching of Fresco Fragments]
Multi-Feature Matching of Fresco Fragments
Corey Toler-Franklin, Benedict Brown, Tim Weyrich, Thomas Funkhouser, Szymon Rusinkiewicz.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), Seoul, 2010.
[Matching Fragments]
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 2008), Los Angeles, CA, 2008.
[PDF] [Video]
[Images with Normals]
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, 2007.
[PDF] [Datasets]
Publications - Books
[Companion to Rock Art]

Blackwell Companions to Anthropology: A Companion to Rock Art
Chapter Contribution:
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 and Princeton University)
March 2012
Industry Experience
2000 - 2004 Autodesk San Francisco, CA
Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
Adobe Advanced Technology Labs, San Jose,CA