Tyrone S. Toland, Ph.D.


Dr. Toland received the B.S. degree in Computer Science Applied Mathematics from the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) in 1990 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina (USC) in 2000 and 2005, respectively. While in graduate school, Dr. Toland conducted research in the Center for Information Assurance Engineering (CIAE). Dr. Toland has held the position of computer programmer at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) and USC. Dr. Toland was instrumental in redesigning the computer system at USC to print official student transcripts using IBM’s Advance Function Printing Application Programming Interface (AFP API). Before returning to graduate school on a full-time basis, Dr. Toland secured the position of systems programmer at USC.

In 2003, he joined the Center for Information Management and Systems (IMS) at USC Upstate where he assisted in elevating the Center to departmental status at the University.

Currently, Dr. Toland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics where he teaches database design, data warehousing, and information security. His research interests lie in information retrieval, database security, service-oriented architecture, and web services.

Dr. Toland is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow.