Author: Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, where he also works as a UX researcher, technical writing educator, and Data Science and Digital Scholarship Fellow. His dissertation research focuses on analyzing the impact of AI technologies like large language models on human communication, literacy, and emotions and he recently won the Kairos Graduate Research Award and the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award.

I still remember the first time I got a Python computer program that I wrote to work. I was auditing an Introduction to Python class in the second year of my PhD at the University of Arizona. While I am in the Rhetoric and Composition program there, I’ve always been fascinated with computer programming and computation, and thus over the span of my PhD, I’ve audited lots of classes in statistics, data science, and programming in Python. In one of these very first classes, I remember the immense joy I felt after hours of painstakingly write code to create very…

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