Takeo YAKU is a professor at Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences. He had been working for Tokai University (1976 - 1985) and Tokyo Denki University@(1985 - 1992).
Professor Yaku's reserch theme is information
structures of visual languages based on cellular automata. His
interenst includes human interface of
programs, program developing systems. His interest also includes
cellular automata and graph algorithm theory. His research goal is to
design unified tree and grid diagram processing engine based on formal
methods such as graph
languages. His current approach is the development of visual language
processing systems based on tree structured and grid structured
cellular automata. The systems are applied to program visualization in
computer science education tools and to tabular processing in computer
Professor Yaku's results in tree structured program
visualization methods have been employed in software development by ICT
engineers since 1980's, and were referred in
Japan Industiral Standard (JIS X 0130)
in 1995. He is now
developing information structure of grid structured diagrams.
Professor Yaku was an editorial board member of
Transac. IEICE (Institute of
Information@and Communication Engineers of Japan) from 1994 to 1998.@He
was a member of the research comittee of JSCAI (Japan Society of
Aided@Instruction) 1990. He was the securetary of the curriculum
inforamtion science of JSiSE (Japan Society of Information Systems for
Education, formerly JSCAI), around 2000.
He is a trustee of Japanese Association for Education of Information Studies (JAEIS) since 2007.