Experts by Expertise: Misinformation

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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 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


  • 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


  • Head shot of Janet Yang, University at Buffalo health, science, environmental and risk communication expert.

    Janet Yang

    Professor of Communication

    Expertise: science, health, environmental and risk communication

    Phone: 716-645-1169


  • Portrait of Yini Zhang, University at Buffalo political communication and social media expert.

    Yini Zhang

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Expertise: social media, political communication, misinformation, online activism, impact of social media on journalism and democracy

    Phone: 716-645-0954