Detecting Deepfake Videos with Siwei Lyu

Lyu, an Associate Professor of Computer Science, Has Discovered How to Tell When a Person’s Face Has Been Superimposed on Another Person’s Body

Photo by Brian Busher. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2018) – It’s all in the blink of an eye.

That’s what Siwei Lyu, an associate professor of computer science in UAlbany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, says is the key to detecting deepfake videos.

In this episode of the UAlbany News Podcast, Lyu shares how he came about this discovery with his research team, including Ming-Ching Chang, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Yuezun Li, a Ph.D. candidate.

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