Siwei Lyu

Siwei Lyu
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Computer Science
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Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 2005

M.S. in Computer Science, Beijing University, 2000

B.S. in Information Science, Beijing University, 1997

Siwei Lyu

Dr. Siwei Lyu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Computer Vision and Machine Learning (CVML) Lab at the University at Albany. Prior to joining the University at Albany in 2008, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Center for Neural Science of New York University for three years. In 2010, Dr. Lyu became the recipient of the highly competitive National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This award came with funding of approximately $500,000 which was used to develop new methods to detect altered or faked digital images has led to additional funding through the National Science Foundation.


Research Interests

Dr. Lyu's research interests include deep learning, machine learning, computer vision, and media forensics. His research projects have been funded by NSF, DARPA, NIJ, UTRC, IBM and University at Albany, SUNY. 

Click on the following links for more information about his research and funded projects.



Dr. Lyu has published over 120 refereed journal and conference papers. Please visit his publications page to access his extensive publication list, which is organized by year and categorized by research area. Note his research page is also cross-referenced with relevant publications associated with each area, making it easy for users to access bodies of work on a specific topic.



Professor Lyu’s expertise has been sought by numerous media outlets on both the national and international level. Although he has an extensive resume of media coverage spanning several years, following are just a few highlights from the 2018-19 academic year. 

  1. TV Interview on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson (video and transcript)
  2. Public opinion article for The Conversation on Detection and Protection against DeepFakes
  3. Podcast about Detecting DeepFake Videos on WAMC’s The Academic Minute 

Please visit Dr. Lyu’s media page for more media coverage.