siwei lyu image

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

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Computer Vision and Machine Learning Lab
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Albany, State University of New York
Phone: (518) 437-4938
Email: slyu AT albany DOT edu
Office: UAB414, 1215 Western Avenue, Albany, NY12222


Siwei Lyu is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the Director of Computer Vision and Machine Learning Lab (CVML) at University at Albany, State University of New York.

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 was a tenure-track Assistant Professor from 2008-2014. During 2005-2008, 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's research interests include digital image forensics, computer vision, and machine learning. Dr. Lyu has published over 110 refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. Lyu's research projects are funded by NSF, DARPA, NIJ, UTRC, IBM and University at Albany, SUNY. He is the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2011, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010, SUNY Albany's Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities (2017), and SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities (2018).

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 International Society of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔΚ).


  • (11/19/2018) I received SUNY Chancellor's Award for Research and Creative Activities.

    Chancellor Award 2018

    (left to right) President Havid'n Rodr'guez, Dr. Siwei Lyu, and Dean Kim Boyer.

  • (11/06/2018) Our work on detecting DeepFake generated videos using detection of eye blinking are reported by many news media, including The MIT Technology Review [article], CNN Money [article], Spectrum News [TV interview] Wired Magazine [article], UAlbany Podcast [interview], DataSkeptics Podcast [interview], Deseret News [article], The Register [article], Columnbia Journalism Review [article], iNews [article]
    • For details, check my article on The Conversation and our paper to be presented at WIFS 18.
  • (09/01/2018) Our pose estimation work is ranked #1 on the very challenging MPII benchmark.
    Video demonstration of our pose estimation results. This work has also been accepted for publication by ECCV.
  • (02/18/2018) I talked about detecting Deep Fakes on Science Friday with Ira Flatlow [interview].

[News Arxives]