siwei lyu image

Siwei Lyu, Ph.D. [CV] [Google Scholar] [DBLP]

Fellow of IEEE and IAPR
SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Director, UB Media Forensic Lab (UB MDFL)
Co-Director, Center for Information Integrity (CII)
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Phone: (716) 437-1587
Email: siweilyu AT buffalo DOT edu
Office: 317 Davis Hall, Buffalo, NY14260

  • Elevation to IEEE Fellow for contributions in multimedia forensics, Novemeber, 2021.
  • IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern US) Technological Innovation (Academic) Award for contributions in technologies that counter DeepFakes, October, 2021.
  • Google Faculty Research Award for detection of audio DeepFakes, Google AI, February, 2019.
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, State University of New York, April, 2018.
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, University at Albany, State University of New York, April, 2017.
  • Senior Member, IEEE, September, 2016.
  • Faculty Research Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, February, 2013.
  • Faculty Research Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, February, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, May, 2011.
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, May, 2010.
  • Faculty Research Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, February, 2009.
Media Coverage
  • (05/09/2022) I sat down with Rachel and Eric at the ForcePoint Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about DeepFakes and the future [Link].
  • (04/24/2022) I was interviewed by MSNBC News on a recent DeepFake case [Link]
  • (04/14/2022) I had a good conversation with Kerry Tomlinson of Ampere News about DeepFakes [Link]. and [YouTube Video]
  • (03/15/2022) Our work on DeepFake detection has a particular timely meaning: see the recent reports on our work [Report1] and [Report2].
  • (02/17/2022) I was invited to give a talk at Bug.out [Video Link].
  • (03/15/2021) Our work on detecting GAN generated images using corneal reflections is reported by UB News. [Link]. This work has also been featured on WKBW-TV [Link].
  • (01/29/2021) I appeared on the Interview by Newsy Cable Network and talked about my work on DeepFake forensics. [Link].
  • (12/09/2020) My work on DeepFake detection is listed as one of the "Four AI technologies that could transform the way we live and work" in a Nature article. [Link].
  • (11/18/2020) I was interviewed by Fox News Cleveland on my work of DeepFake detection. [Link].
  • (08/11/2020) I was interviewed by BYU Radio "The Lisa Show" to discuss DeepFakes [Link].
  • (07/20/2020) I was featured in a Scientific American Program on DeepFakes [Link]. accompanied by a SciAm blog piece written by me [Link].
  • (05/26/2020) I was interviewed by Japanese TV Channel NHK's Koukusai Houdou (国際報道) for our work on DeepFake detection [Link].
  • (02/24/2020) I was featured in Episode 6 of the PBS Documentary "Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation" [Link].
  • (01/28/2020) I presented and spoke as a panelist at the FTC workshop on voice cloning technologies [Link].
  • (01/08/2020) TV Interview on Fox News about Facebooks's new policy on DeepFakes [Link].
  • (10/04/2019) Voice Interview on WHYY The Pulse [Link].
  • (09/26/2019) Testimony at the US House of Representative Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversights and Investigation Hearing on "Online Imposter and Disinformation" [Link].
  • (07/11/2019) Voice Interview on Brooklyn Eagles [Link].
  • (06/02/2019) TV Interview on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson [Link], and a nice article by Sharyl [Link].
  • (05/13/2019) TV Interview on Fox News [Link].
  • (03/11/2019) Video Comment on Al Jazeera English [Link].
  • (02/14/2019) Voice Interview on O'Reily's Data Show Podcast [Link].
  • (02/01/2019) TV Interview on Univision (Spanish TV channel in the US) [Link].
  • (11/23/2018) TV interview on VPRO (Dutch TV Program) [Link].
  • (09/23/2018) Voice Interview on Data Data Skeptic Podcast [Link].
  • (06/28/2018) TV Interview on Spectrum News [Link].
  • (02/18/2018) Voice Interview on Science Friday with Ira Flatlow [Link].
Our work on Digital Media Forensics has also been covered over 50 times in international and national news, including Washington Post [Link], Inverse [Link], VentureBeat [Link], Wired Magazine UK [Link], IEEE Spectrum [Link] Washington Post [Link] Times Union [Link], USA Today [Link][Link], Chinese Central TV (CCTV) [Link], Deseret News [Link], The Register [Link], The MIT Technology Review [Link], CNN Money [Link], Wired Magazine [Link], Brookings Institute Blog [Link], El Pais (Spanish Newspaper) [Link], O Globo (Brazilian News) [Link], iNews (British News website) [Link], and many others.

I have also written articles for media introducing our work to the general public.
  • (07/20/2020) I wrote a blog for Scientific American on the future of DeepFakes [Link].
  • (08/03/2019) I gave an invited talk at DEF CON27 on the rise and detection of DeepFakes. [Link]
  • (06/25/2019) Article on The Conversation on Detection and Protection against DeepFakes [Link].
  • (10/25/2018) Article on The Conversation on Detecting DeepFakes by the Lack of Eye BLinking [Link].