I am a master (first year) student in Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
I am in Master in Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Program - Mobility Track and study mobile applications.
My Resume is here.
The previous activities can be found in archives.
Fall 2012 course works at Carnegie Mellon
The first semester at Carnegie Mellon gave me hands-on expereiences in variety of areas.
- In Machine Learning for Signal Processing, I obtained the knowledge of machine learning algorithms that are useful for signal analysis. I implemented programs to transcribe music, to detect faces using Adaboost, and for expectation maximization. In the final project, I explored image recognition algorithms to detect clothes in photos and to suggest similar clothes.
- In Introduction to Software Engineering course, I worked in a team of 5 students and took responsibility especially managing team meetings. We developed Rails Application following Extreme Programming, which is one method of Agile development.
- Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks and Introduction to Information Security gave me the knowledge of networks and information security
Maru Association "Connecting the local to the world"
Maru Association aims to revitalize local communities by connecting them and making social innovation. I was a launching member of the association and we held workshop in Kesennuma, Japan and Tramutora, Italy.
Facebook Page Web Field work report
Senior thesis research "Enhanced Collaborative Sensing Scheme for Understanding User Context"
Research on user context inferences based on the data that comes from the sensors in smart phones, at Asami & Kawahara Laboratory. Instead of looking at the data on a person-by-person basis, I have proposed a scheme where users share their raw sensor data to expand upon the previous knowledge base.
For details, please see publicantions below.
- SenSys11': Y. Nishida, Y. Kawahara, and T. Asami,
“Poster: Enhanced Collaborative Sensing Scheme for User Activity Recognition,”
In Proc. of the 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2011),
pp.343--344, Nov. 2011.
[pdf][poster][ACM Digital Library]
- IEICE Society 11' (Japanese): Y. Nishida, Y. Kawahara, and T. Asami,
“Detecting Passengers in the Same Train Using Accelerometers,”
In Proc. of the 2011 IEICE Society Conference, no.B-15-6, p.520, Sep. 2011