Experts by Expertise: Artificial Intelligence

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  • Head shot of Mark Bartholomew.
    12/7/23

    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

    Email: bartholo@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of David Doermann, University at Buffalo faculty expert on artificial intelligence.
    11/16/23

    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

    Email: doermann@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Venu Govindaraju.
    1/5/24

    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

    Email: govind@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo faculty expert on GIScience and data mining.
    12/14/23

    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

    Email: yhu42@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.
    1/22/24

    Kenneth Joseph

    Assistant 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

    Email: kjoseph@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Heidi Julien.
    12/7/23

    Heidi Julien

    Professor of Information Science

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

    Phone: 716-645-1474

    Email: heidijul@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Siwei Lyu, University at Buffalo deepfakes, digital media forensics and computer vision expert.
    1/26/24

    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

    Email: siweilyu@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Joanne Song McLaughlin, University at Buffalo labor economics and age discrimination expert.
    10/26/23

    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

    Email: jsmclaug@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Yotam Ophir, University at Buffalo media effects and health, science and political communication expert.
    12/7/23

    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

    Email: yotamoph@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Maria Y. Rodriguez, University at Buffalo social work and human services expert.
    12/7/23

    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

    Email: myr2@buffalo.edu

  • Dominic Sellitto.
    10/26/23

    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 mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

  • Portrait of Rohini Srihari, University at Buffalo artificial intelligence and natural language processing expert.
    12/7/23

    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

    Email: rohini@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John E. Tomaszewski, University at Buffalo pathology and clinical laboratory testing expert.
    10/26/23

    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: johntoma@buffalo.edu. Tomaszewski can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Portrait of Jinjun Xiong.
    1/12/24

    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

    Email: jinjun@buffalo.edu