Syed Arefinul Haque is a sixth year PhD candidate at Northeastern University’s Network Science PhD program. This interdiscplinary program allowed him to interact and collaborate with mentors who come from diverse range of disciplines such as Physics, Sociology, Epidemiology, Computer Science, and Communication Studies. Currently he is using Network Science techniques to identify gender and racial diversity in researchers and experts, and how ideas related to gender diversity move between one university to another. In the near past he has worked on epidemiology projects such as creating contact matrices to model the transmission of influenza and similar infectious diseases.

He is from Bangladesh where he completed BBA in finance from IBA, University of Dhaka, and MSc in Computer Science from United International University.


Ph.D. in Network Science (2021, expected)
Northeastern University
Boston, MA, USA

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering (2015)
United International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

B.B.A in Finance (Minor: Marketing) (2013)
Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Nelson, L. K., Getman, R. & Haque, S. A. (2021). And the Rest is History: Measuring the Scope and Recall of Wikipedia’s Coverage of Three Women’s Movement Subgroups. Sociology Methods & Research, Online First. [link]

  • Cevik, M., Haque, S. A., Manne, J., Kuppalli, K., Sax, P. E., Majumder, M. S. & Orkin C. (2021), Gender disparities in COVID-19 clinical trial leadership. Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

  • Mistry, D., Litvinova, M., y Piontti, A.P., Chinazzi, M., Fumanelli, L., Gomes, M.F., Haque, S. A., Liu, Q.H., Mu, K., Xiong, X. Halloran, M.E., Longini Jr., I. M., Merler S., Ajelli, M. & Vespignani A. (2021), Gender disparities in COVID-19 clinical trial leadership. Nature Communications. 12(1), pp.1-12. [link]

  • Hassan, M. K., Islam, L. & Haque, S. A. (2017), Degree distribution, rank-size distribution, and leadership persistence in mediation-driven attachment networks. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 469, 23-30.

  • Haque, S. A., Islam, S., Islam, M. J., & Grégoire, J. C. (2016). An architecture for client virtualization: A case study. Computer Networks, 100, 75-89.

Refereed Conference Articles

  • Chowdhury, S. S., Saquib, N., Zawad, N., Mandal, M. K., & Haque, S. A.(2018). Statement networks: a power structure narrative as depicted by newspapers. Machine learning for developing world (ML4D) workshop at NeurIPS 2018. arXiv preprint arXiv:1812.03632.

  • Haque, S. A., Islam, S., & Grégoire, J. C. (2015, February). Short Paper:’Virtual P2P client: Accessing P2P applications using virtual terminals’. In 2015 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (pp. 142-144). IEEE.