Evgeny Pyshkin, Ph.D., Senior Associate Professor, University of Aizu (Japan)

Dr. Evgeny Pyshkin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 2000. Since 2016 he is a senior associate professor with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu. His major research interests are in the areas of software engineering, software education, and human-centric computing. Prof. Pyshkin is a passionate developer of novel educational practices in programming teaching. Inspired by digital transformation challenges, he participated in multi-disciplinary projects aimed at improving information technology applications for individuals and society, which include information services for travelers, software testing framework for mobile development, and prosody-based personalized computer-assisted language learning system. He is an author of several books on software design and programming in C, C++, Java and C#. He participates in program or organizing committees of international conferences in the domains of information systems and software engineering sponsored by ACM, IEEE, and IARIA.

Besides his majors, he is enthusiast of research on cross-cultural communication and exploration of existing links between technology disciplines and humanities. In scope of this activity, he contributed to international talks and seminars including “Unique constructions of Japanese Buddhist architecture in Aizu” (10th World Cities World Class University Network Meeting, Meiji University, 2015, Tokyo), “Liberal arts in a digitally transformed world: A case of software development education” (SECR’17, St. Petersburg), “Human-Centric Development for Society and Education” (University of Luxembourg, 2019), “Speech Prosody Modeling, Visualization and Estimation in an Interdisciplinary Discourse” (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, 2019), “Metaphor models in software education: an empirical study” (ICSEA-2019, Valencia), “Manga design and role language in the context of cross-cultural communication of language learners” (INTED-2020, Valencia).