Relationship between skills of software engineers and aging revealed
Should allow further utilization of middle- to older-age workforce


A research group headed by Masateru Tsunoda, associate professor in the Department of Informatics, has been studying the relationship between the skills of software engineers and aging. Their research has shown that as memory declines with age, understanding a specific program requires more time.
In light of the ongoing shortage of software development engineers, if software could be developed to make up for this natural decline in ability accompanying aging, that might result in further utilization of the middle-aged and older workforce.
A research paper on this topic was published online on September 17, 2020 in the English-language IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E104-D, No. 1.

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