Department of
Computer Science


M. Ehsan Hoque

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
mehoque at

710 Computer Sciences Building
(585) 275-1351



M. Ehsan Hoque is an assistant professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at University of Rochester, where he co-directs the Rochester Human-Computer Interaction (ROC HCI) Lab. His research focuses on:

Ehsan received his PhD in 2013 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His PhD thesis - "Computers to Help with Conversations: Affective Framework to Enhance Human Nonverbal Skills" - was the first of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to learn and improve their social skills by interacting with an automated system; the thesis was showcased at the MIT Museum as one of the most unconventional inventions at MIT.



Human-Computer Interaction

Interactive Machine Learning

Research Interests

Human Computer Interaction; Social Skills Training; Interactive machine learning; Ubiquitous Computing ; Assistive Technology