Experts by Expertise: Artificial Intelligence

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  • Head shot of Mark Bartholomew.

    Mark Bartholomew

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, cyber law, artificial intelligence and copyright law, cybersecurity bills, net neutrality, advertising law

    Phone: 716-645-5959


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

    David Doermann

    SUNY Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

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

    Phone: 716-645-1557


  • Portrait of Venu Govindaraju.

    Venu Govindaraju

    Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    Expertise: artificial intelligence, including document analysis recognition, machine learning, pattern recognition, biometrics and generative AI

    Phone: 716-645-3321


  • Head shot of Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo faculty expert on GIScience and data mining.

    Yingjie Hu

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Expertise: GIScience, spatial analysis, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, big data

    Phone: 716-645-1820


  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.

    Kenneth Joseph

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: computing for social good; societal impacts of social media and online platforms (including in news and politics); inequality and societal divides; artificial intelligence

    Phone: 716-645-0682


  • Head shot of Heidi Julien.

    Heidi Julien

    Professor of Information Science

    Expertise: digital literacy, information literacy, information behavior, information practice

    Phone: 716-645-1474


  • 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


  • Portrait of Ifeoma Nwogu.

    Ifeoma Nwogu

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: artificial intelligence, including machine learning and human behavior; computer vision and facial expressions, and gestures and sign languages

    Phone: 716-645-1588


  • Head shot of Yotam Ophir, University at Buffalo media effects and health, science and political communication expert.

    Yotam Ophir

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Expertise: misinformation; persuasion; effect of media content on audiences, including in health, science, politics and terrorism

    Phone: 716-645-1158


  • Portrait of Maria Y. Rodriguez, University at Buffalo social work and human services expert.

    Maria Y. Rodriguez

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: Computational methods in social work and social policy; social movements on social media; disinformation targeting Black and brown communities online

    Phone: 716-645-2986


  • 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

  • Portrait of Rohini Srihari, University at Buffalo artificial intelligence and natural language processing expert.

    Rohini Srihari

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: natural language processing, artificial intelligence, social bots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri), chatbots, social media mining, multilingual text mining, search

    Phone: 716-645-1602


  • 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

  • Portrait of Jinjun Xiong.

    Jinjun Xiong

    Director of the UB Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

    Expertise: artificial intelligence; novel AI algorithms for computer vision, natural language processing and speech processing; optimizing software and hardware for AI

    Phone: 716-645-4760