Raiyan Abdul Baten


Assistant Professor

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Dr. Raiyan Abdul Baten received his PhD and MS degrees as well as postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester under the supervision of Professor Ehsan Hoque. His doctoral thesis focused on understanding the creative idea-generation performances of humans in temporal social networks. He received his BSc degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He was a research intern at Snap Inc. (Computational Social Science group) and Samsung R&D Institute (Solution Lab).

Research Interests

Dr. Baten is broadly interested in the research areas of network science, human-computer interaction, machine learning/deep learning, computational social science, affective computing, natural language processing, and graph data mining.

His research focuses on building technology to enhance humans' soft skills and collective performances. In doing so, he brings methods and materials from computer science, social science, psychology, network science, and cognitive science together.

Teaching Interests

Data mining, network science, statistical network analysis, human-computer interaction, collective performance of humans, machine learning


PhD - University of Rochester, 2022
MS - University of Rochester, 2018
BSc - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Travel Award, IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference
  • 2021 University Merit Scholarship
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Government Merit Scholarship, Dhaka Education Board, Bangladesh

Key Activities

Program Committee Member

  • ACM Hypertext'23

Organizing Roles

  • Chair, Publicity and Social Media (ACII’23)


  • Scientific Reports (2023)
  • ACM CHI (2023, 2019)
  • AAAI ICWSM (2023, 2022, 2021)
  • Negotiation Journal (2022)
  • ACM Ubicomp (2020)
  • ACM UIST (2020)
  • AAAI (2019)
  • ACM CSCW (2018)


  • Creative Collision Challenge, Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester (Feb. 2022)


  • Navigating the Mentoring Relationship, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester (Dec. 2022)

Committee Member

  • PhD Admissions Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester (Admission cycles of 2022 and 2023)

Student Volunteer

  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS’20)