''We live in the world when we love it.''
- Rabindranath Tagore


I am a first-year PhD student in Technology and Social Behavior program (joint PhD program in Computer Science and Communication Studies) at Northwestern University. I work in the CollabLab with Professor Darren GergleMy research interests lie in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Assistive Technology, Computational Social Science, and Health Informatics. I design technologies to improve mental and physical well-being of people by analyzing their behavioral data in individual, group, and societal level. Currently, I am working on examining  gender bias in peer-production communities like Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap.

Previously, I worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at United International University (UIU). I completed my undergraduate studies (BSc Engg.) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Apart from my academic activities, I have always been passionate about music. Whenever I get time, be it during a journey or before going to bed, I listen to music and sing along. In addition to music, I love to pass leisure time by reading fictions and novels. I am also very much into traveling and adventures. Now and then I try to get a break from my busy schedule and set out for a tour with friends and family.

maitraye [at] u [dot] northwestern [dot] edu