Experts by Expertise: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

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  • Head shot of Javid Bayandor.

    Javid Bayandor

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: Mid-air collisions; crashes involving drones (unmanned aircraft systems); space exploration and missions; crashworthiness; ballistics; advanced aerospace design

    Phone: 716-645-1422


  • Head shot of David Doermann, University at Buffalo faculty expert on artificial intelligence.

    David Doermann

    Director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

    Expertise: artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image analysis and recognition, document analysis, media forensics

    Phone: 716-645-1557


  • Head shot of Kemper E. Lewis.

    Kemper E. Lewis

    Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Expertise: advanced manufacturing, mass customization, engineering design

    Phone: 716-645-2682


  • Portrait of Siwei Lyu, University at Buffalo deepfakes, digital media forensics and computer vision expert.

    Siwei Lyu

    SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: digital media forensics, deepfakes, computer vision, machine learning, art authentication

    Phone: 716-645-1587


  • Portrait of Joanne Song McLaughlin, University at Buffalo labor economics and age discrimination expert.

    Joanne Song McLaughlin

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Expertise: labor economics; health insurance mandates; age discrimination; older workers; AI and the future of work

    Phone: 716-645-8685


  • Head shot of Chunming Qiao.

    Chunming Qiao

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: Self-driving and connected cars, specifically the computing systems for these technologies

    Phone: 716-645-4751


  • Portrait of Margaret Rhee, University at Buffalo new media and social justice expert.

    Margaret Rhee

    Assistant Professor of Media Study

    Expertise: digital storytelling; participatory art; new media, ethnic, cultural, Asian American, queer and feminist studies

    Phone: 716-645-0923


  • Head shot of Adel Sadek.

    Adel Sadek

    Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: traffic, traffic at border-crossings, traffic in bad weather, smart cities, electric, autonomous and conventional vehicles

    Phone: 716-645-4367


  • Dominic Sellitto.

    Dominic Sellitto

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

    Expertise: cybersecurity; data breaches; data privacy and security regulations; ethical data usage; cyberwarfare; artificial intelligence and its interplays with cybersecurity; data analytics; health care analytics; automation technologies

    Contact: Dominic Sellitto can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • Head shot of John E. Tomaszewski, University at Buffalo pathology and clinical laboratory testing expert.

    John E. Tomaszewski

    SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, PhD, Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

    Expertise: clinical laboratory testing; COVID-19 testing; renal, immunological and urological pathology; digital and computational pathology; kidney disease; anatomical gifts

    Phone: 716-829-2846

    Email: Tomaszewski can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or