By Nicole Capozziello
Published July 27, 2022
Siwei Lyu, a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
The distinction of Fellow recognizes members for their service to IAPR and scientific contributions to the field of pattern recognition. Lyu was one of 21 new Fellows named in 2022 from a strong field of 43 Fellow nominees.
“Being elevated to a Fellow of IAPR is a great recognition of Siwei's scholarship and achievements over the years. His work on deepfakes and forensics is very timely and important in the fight against disinformation,” says Jinhui Xu, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Lyu is the director of UB Media Forensic Lab, and the founding co-director of UB’s Center for Information Integrity. His research interests include digital media forensics, computer vision, and machine learning. Lyu has published over 190 refereed journal and conference papers and his research is funded by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and the Department of Homeland Security, among others.
“I am deeply grateful for this recognition from IAPR, which in the past decade has been a community that has appreciated my research and provided me with a supportive and collaborative environment. I look forward to making more contributions to IAPR and UB in the future,” says Lyu.
Lyu was elected a Fellow of IEEE earlier this year. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sigma Xi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. His other honors include the IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award in 2022, Google Faculty Research Award in 2019, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2019, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010.
Prior to joining UB in 2020, Lyu was a professor of computer science at the University at Albany and the founding director of its Computer Vision and Machine Learning Lab. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Center for Neural Science of New York University, and an assistant researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. He received his PhD in computer science from Dartmouth College in 2005.
The IAPR will honor this year’s Fellows at the official award ceremony at the 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in Montreal.