Siwei Lyu is an Empire Innovation Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding Director of UB Media Forensic Lab (UB MDFL) of University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Before joining UB, Dr. Lyu was an Assistant Professor from 2008 to 2014, a tenured Associate Professor from 2014 to 2019, and a Full Professor from 2019 to 2020, at the Department of Computer Science, University at Albany, State University of New York. From 2005 to 2008, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Center for Neural Science of New York University. He was an Assistant Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia (then Microsoft Research China) in 2001. Dr. Lyu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College in 2005, and his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2000 and B.S. degree in Information Science in 1997, both from Peking University, China.
Dr. Lyu's research interests include digital media forensics, computer vision, and machine learning. Dr. Lyu has published over 140 refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. Lyu's research projects are funded by NSF, DARPA, NIJ, UTRC, IBM and Department of Homeland Security. He is the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (2011), the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010), SUNY Albany's Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities (2017), SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities (2018) and Google Faculty Research Award (2019).
Dr. Lyu currently serves on the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee, and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Dr. Lyu is a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, a member of Sigma Xi, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.