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Job ID: 145470

Senior Research Scientist
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2020
Title Senior Research Scientist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Computer Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Position Summary
This Senior Research Scientist will require an in-depth knowledge of multimedia forensics especially in security and privacy direction regarding Artificial Intelligence based image/video synthesis and computer vision, and can involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The duties will require the exercise of independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology, including

  • Planning and conducting experiments relating to assigned research projects.
  • Collecting, preparing, and analyzing research data, including literature review
  • Utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze data.
  • Participating in manuscript writing for publication in high-prestige academic conference or journals.
  • Assisting the PI with ordering and maintaining of supplies and equipment.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
A doctoral degree in Computer Science with relevant experience and a strong publication record in Digital Media Forensics. Priority will be given to candidate who has extensive experience in generating and detecting AI-synthesized impersonating images and videos, and in adversarial machine learning algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with close familiarity with the PI’s recent work in this areas (see a partial list of publications below) will be given particular considerations.
- Celeb-DF: A Large-scale Challenging Dataset for DeepFake Forensics
Yuezun Li, Xin Yang, Pu Sun, Honggang Qi and Siwei Lyu. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020.
- Exposing DeepFake Videos By Detecting Face Warping Artifacts
Yuezun Li and Siwei Lyu. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop (CVPRW), 2019.
- Exposing GAN-synthesized Faces Using Landmark Locations
Xin Yang, Yuezun Li, Honggang Qi and Siwei Lyu. ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security (IHMMSec), 2019
- In Ictu Oculi: Exposing AI Generated Fake Face Videos by Detecting Eye Blinking
Yuezun Li, Ming-Ching Chang and Siwei Lyu. IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), 2018.

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