Brian Fisher

Email: fisher [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca
Office: FSC 3645
Phone: 604-822-8158

Curriculum Vitae

Visiting Scholar, Calit2@UCSD
Professor (2004-) School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
Associate Director (1999-) University of British Columbia Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre
Associate Director (1994-1998) Simon Fraser U. Institute for Human Factors & Interface Technology
Research Associate (1996-1998) Telelearning Network of Centres of Excellence, Simon Fraser U
Research Professor (1994) Rutgers U. Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS)
Postdoc (1991-1993) Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems I, U. of Western Ontario
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology 1991, University of California at Santa Cruz
B.A. in Biology (Physiology/Biochemistry) 1979, Hiram College


visual analytics
interaction science
cognitive science


Visual analytics
cognitive systems

Selected Publications

Edwards, D.J., Kaastra, L.T. Fisher, B., Chang, R. & Chen, M. (2018) Cognitive Information Theories of Psychology and Applications with Visualization and HCI through Crowdsourcing Platform. in Crowdsourcing and Human-Centred Experiments. Archambault, D. Hoßfeld, T. & Purchase, H. Eds. Springer LNCS

Gadiraju, U. Möller, S. Nöllenburg, M, Saupe, D. Egger, S., Archambault, D, Fisher, B.(2018) Crowdsourcing Versus the Laboratory: Towards Human-centered Experiments Using the Crowd. in Crowdsourcing and Human-Centred Experiments. Archambault, D. Hoßfeld, T. & Purchase, H. Eds. Springer LNCS

Weber, G.H, Carpendale, S., Ebert, D., Fisher, B., Hagen,H., Shneiderman, B. & Ynnerman, A. (2017) Apply or Die: On the Role and Assessment of Application Papers in Visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. Issue No. 03 vol. 37.

Kurzhals, K., Fisher, B., Burch, M., and Weiskopf, D. (2015) Eye Tracking Evaluation of Visual Analytics . Information Visualization, pp 1-19.

Lemieux, V.L., Fisher, B. & Dang, T. (2014) The Visual Analysis of Financial Data. In “The Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information II”, pp 279-326 . Cambridge Press. Cambridge, U.K. (peer reviewed)

Arias-Hernández, R., Fisher,B. (2014) Designing Visual Analytic Tools for Emergency Operation Centers: A Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM) vol 6 no 3.

Green, T.M. & Fisher,B. (2012) Impact of personality factors on interface interaction and development of user profiles: Next steps in the Personal Equation of Interaction". Information Visualization. 11(2). 1 -17.

Green, T.M. & Fisher, B. (2011) The Personal Equation of Complex Individual Cognition during Visual Interface Interaction. Human Aspects of Visualization: Revised selected papers, Second IFIP WG 13. 7 Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, HCIV (INTERACT) 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, August 24, 2009, In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6431, pp 38-57 Springer-Verlag. (peer reviewed as expanded workshop paper)

Fisher,B., Green, T.M., Arias-Hernández, R. (2011) "Visual Analytics as a Translational Cognitive Science," Topics in Cognitive Science 3,3 609–625.

Franconeri, S. L., Lin, J. Y., Pylyshyn, Z. W., Fisher, B., Enns, J.T. (2008) Evidence against a speed limit in multiple-object tracking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

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