Syed Arefinul Haque is a sixth year PhD student at Northeastern University’s Network Science PhD program working with Prof. Laura Nelson. Currently he is using Network Science and NLP techniques to quantify gender and racial diversity in researchers and experts, and how ideas related to gender diversity move between one organization to another. He is also part of COVID-19 related research efforts through COVID-19 Dispersed Volunteer Research Network. 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.