About Me

I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington working with Santo Fortunato. My research is primarily focused on understanding the evolution of scientific enterprise through the lens of graph mining.


Ph. D. in Computer Science & Engineering

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

2017 – 2022

B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering

Heritage Institute of Technology

Kolkata, India

2013 – 2017

  • Advised by Partha Basuchowdhuri and Subhashis Majumder
  • Recipient of the Best Student Award for Academic Excellence
  • Thesis: Learning Models for Influence Maximization
Research Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Indiana University

Jan 2022 –

  • Investigating collaboration and citation networks to model scientific enterprise.

Research Intern

Snap Inc.

May 2020 – Aug 2020

  • Mining and modeling large attributed social graphs

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Notre Dame

May 2018 – Dec 2021

  • Studying scalable and interpretable graph generative models using graph grammars

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Heritage Institute of Technology

Apr 2015 – Jul 2017

  • Developed novel graph clustering algorithms

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record for Theory of Computing

  • Required course on introduction to formal languages and automata, computability theory, and complexity theory with the goal of developing understanding of the power and limits of different computational models. Class size: 100, composite median score: 4.7 / 5.

Instructor of Record for Discrete Mathematics

  • Required course on introduction to mathematical techniques fundamental to computer science. Class size: 50, composite median score: 3.7 / 5.

  1. Collaboration and Topic Switches in Science

    Apr 2023

    Sara Venturini *

    Satyaki Sikdar *

    Francesco Rinaldi

    Francesco Tudisco

    Santo Fortunato

    (*: equal contribution)


    paper   arXiv

  2. Consistency Pays Off in Science

    Mar 2023

    Sirag Erkol

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Filippo Radichhi

    Santo Fortunato

    Quantitative Science Studies (QSS)

    paper   arXiv

  3. Attributed Graph Modeling with Vertex Replacement Grammars

    Feb 2022

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Neil Shah

    Tim Weninger

    ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)

    paper   arXiv   code   slides

  4. The Infinity Mirror Test for Graph Models

    Jan 2022

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Daniel Gonzalez Cedre

    Trenton W. Ford

    Tim Weninger

    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)

    paper   arXiv   code   slides

  5. Joint Subgraph-to-Subgraph Transitions: Generalizing Triadic Closure for Powerful and Interpretable Graph Modeling

    Mar 2021

    Justus Hibshman

    Daniel Gonzalez Cedre

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Tim Weninger

    ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)

    paper   arXiv   code

  6. Towards Interpretable Graph Modeling with Vertex Replacement Grammars

    Dec 2019

    Justus Hibshman

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Tim Weninger

    IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData)

    paper   arXiv   slides

  7. Modeling Graphs with Vertex Replacement Grammars

    Nov 2019

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Justus Hibshman

    Tim Weninger

    IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)

    paper   arXiv   code   slides

  8. Fast Detection of Community Structures using Graph Traversal in Social Networks

    Apr 2019

    Partha Basuchowdhuri

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Varsha Nagarajan

    Khusbu Mishra

    Surabhi Gupta

    Subhashis Majumder

    Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)

    paper   arXiv   code

  9. Synchronous Hyperedge Replacement Graph Grammars

    Jan 2018

    Corey Pennycuff

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Catalina Vajiac

    David Chiang

    Tim Weninger

    International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT)

    paper   code   slides

  10. Detecting Community Structures in Social Networks by Graph Sparsification

    Mar 2016

    Partha Basuchowdhuri

    Satyaki Sikdar

    Sonu Shreshtha

    Subhashis Majumder

    ACM IKDD Conference on Data Science (CoDS)

    paper   code   slides

Invited Talks
  1. Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

    Sep 2022

  2. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

    Sep 2022

  3. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

    Mar 2022

  4. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA virtual

    Apr 2021

  5. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL virtual

    Apr 2021

  6. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO virtual

    Feb 2021

  7. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD virtual

    Dec 2020

  8. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

    Oct 2019

  9. Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, India

    Jan 2016

  1. International Committee Leader.

    Jun 2022 –

    Postdoc Association Indiana University Bloomington

  2. Program Committee Member.

    SDM 2023, ICWSM 2022, CIKM 2022, SDM 2021, CIKM 2021, ICWSM 2020, BigData 2019, WISE 2019

  3. Reviewer.

    IEEE TKDE, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Physical Review E, PLOS One, ACM TDS, DMKD, International Journal Cooperative Information Systems, Journal of Logic & Computation

  4. External Reviewer.

    IEEE ICDM, CIKM, The Web Conference, WSDM, KDD, AAAI

  5. Volunteer.

    The Scoop from Grad Students

    Dec 2019

  6. Panelist.

    Preparing a Grad School Application

    Dec 2019

  7. Member.

    Notre Dame CSE Graduate Student Board

    2019 – 2020

  8. Volunteer Judge.

    Northern Indiana Regional Science & Engineering Fair

    2019, 2020

  9. Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.

    2014 – 2017

    Heritage Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter

  10. Member.


    2013 –