Hello, my name is Yusuke Shinyama. I'm interested in program comprehension and education. I'm currently teaching introductory CS (Python) and AI/ML exercises at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Originally I've studied (and had a PhD on) Natural Language Processing, but eventually got bored of it so I moved into Software Engineering. Why? I've always been interested in studying the meaning of a language, but found out that so many NLP researchers are afraid of even using the word "meaning" because it's such a loaded word there! I assumed that the meaning in software world was a bit better defined... only to find out that the meaning of functions and identifiers are still very murky area here. Still, I hope to bring some of the insights I've got in NLP to the SE field. For now, I'm mainly working on a program comprehension of a large project. I also worked on developing assistive tools for blind people, and am interested in accessibility tools for blind programmers. My hobby is developing game engines and open source tools (https://github.com/euske). This community looks fun and I'm grateful to be here. Cheers!
Edit: typo on my university name - oops.
There's some really cool stuff there! I've gone the other way (kind of), from mostly software development (also worked on a game + engine) to a data/NLP-heavy project. Though of course even that's like 95% programming to get the data in the right place at the right time in the right format with 5% actual modelling.Welcome 🙂