After Golden Week…

… we will have tests!!! That is he bad news for all my students in the first year (Intro to ICT), and in the upper division (Algorithms). This year we are having a holiday for 9 days straight, and I want to make sure students do not forget about the first 4 weeks, otherwise we will loose too much time on reviewing content. I believe (and I hope), that because we have a test after the holidays, everyone will study Read More …

Two good news in one day

Today I got two surprises, both of them academic ones. The first one was a package from the SUTLF team. My paper from the 2017 conference was selected for publication in a book. No big deal, except that only 4 papers were selected. I feel really honored and happy for their selection. The second one was an evaluation copy of a book I am co-authoring. I haven’t got the evaluation copy myself,  but the publisher was distributing it during the Read More …

The New ARC Program

Since the beginning of this semester we are starting a new program for our Academic Resource Center (ARC) in which students get assistance with homework and some guidance studying for the TOEIC test. April was a little slow due to book purchases and setting up of computer and printers, but in May we saw some students visiting the ARC regularly and asking assistance from our TA (who has been hired with the main duty of conducting this program). Well, last Read More …

First classes DONE.

The first classes o the ICT course were done already. Wow, it was really exciting to enter the classroom again and see the new faces. Unfortunately, due to the size of the computer classroom, I got two huge classes. A big change from the small classroom sizes I had last year. The good part is that I got an assistant this year, and he is really working hard. This makes a huge difference because he also helps me keeping control Read More …

Too busy to be true

Tomorrow is our 21st graduation ceremony and today everyone is very busy preparing and rehearsing for tomorrow. Also, we will have TC certificates handled to students in a small ceremony and later, thesis highest honors certificates. Of course these are not the only things going on. Today students will be trying the gowns and filling up an exit survey among other things. I am sure a lot of people will be crying tomorrow, so I hope I can write a Read More …

What are the problems and utility value of Social Network Service? (SNS の問題点と利用価値)

Abstract: Nowadays, many people use Social Network Systems (SNS), be it for business or for personal reasons. People regardless of their occupational status use SNS websites and applications on a daily-basis. The research done in this thesis tries to understand and expose the fact that SNS does not have only good points. Privacy and friendship issues may arise at any moment, and it is important to understand it. 要旨: 最近では多くの人が仕事や私生活で SNSを利用している。誰もが SNSのウェブサイトやアプリを簡単に利用することが出来る。この論文の研究は、SNS の良い点だけでなく SNS が本来持つ事実を明らかにする。プライバシーと友情の問題はいつでも起こる可能性があり、それを理解することが重要です。

How has software changed and how did it affect our lives as a result of that change (ソフトウェアがどのように変わっていき、その変化によって私たちの生活にどのような影響を与えたのか)

Abstract: This senior thesis is about the explanation of software, the function of software, the connection between software and our life, the ways of development of software and how did the development help our life. This thesis is about the history, backgrounds, information, example and results of development which are all about software. The target of this thesis is sharing idea of how software changed and how development of software help our life. 要旨: この論文はソフトウェアについての説明、機能、私たちの生活との関わり、様々なソフトウェアの発展について、そしてその発展により私たちの生活がどのように支えられているかが書かれています。この論文はソフトウェアについての歴史、背景、情報、例、そして発展の結果をもとに作られています。目的は、ソフトウェアというものがソフトウェアがどのようにして変わったのか、そしてどのように私たちの生活に役立っているかを知ってもらうことです。

Can Using Non-verbal Communication Improve Human Acceptability of Robots? (非言語コミュニケーションは人間のロボットへの許容性をこうじょうさせることができるか?)

Abstract: From toy robots to Q&A machines, the number of robot and automated machines around us is increasing day-by-day. Until now, for robots to be accepted by humans, researchers have invested a huge amount of time on voice and speech recognition techniques and even tried to make robots more “real”. All research done so far is valid, but still robots fail to be accepted by many people creating a feeling of creepiness and making people uncomfortable around them. To overcome Read More …

How Long Until Robots Start Harming Humans (いつロボットが人間を害するような存在になり始めるか)

Abstract Peoples’ lives are surrounded by technology and it helps to make our lives easier. It is usually a good thing for technology to develop more and more but it also comes along with dangers too. A robot is one basic technology that shows how technology can develop by what it can do. Because of the development of technology, it might become possible for robots to harm people by their own decision. I will discuss the threat of robots and Read More …