Dr. Andrew Fish

Principal Research Fellow

University of Brighton

  • visual languages
  • knot theory
  • discrete mathematics

Dr Andrew Fish is a Principal Research Fellow in Mathematics & Computer Science at the University of Brighton, has a PhD in Mathematics (Geometric Topology) from the University of Warwick, UK and an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Brighton, UK. Currently, he is the leader of the Discrete Mathematics and its Applications Group, and a member of the Visual Modelling Research Group at the University of Brighton, UK. He has published approximately 50 peer reviewed/editorial articles across Mathematics and Computer Science, with a particular focus on formal diagrammatic systems and visual languages. Dr Fish was researcher/co-investigator on several UK EPSRC funded projects (e.g. Reasoning with Diagrams and Visualisation with Euler Diagrams), and is currently principal investigator on the UK, EPSRC funded project on Automatic Diagram Generation, and an investigator on the Interreg project entitled Combustion Engine For Range-Extended Electric Vehicle. He has contributed to the international research community in various chairing roles for conference and workshop series (e.g. for VL/HCC, Diagrams, GT-VMT, LED, VLL), regularly reviews for multiple journals and conferences, and has guest edited several issues of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing.

Dr Fish’s main research interests lie in the fields of visual languages and discrete mathematics. In particular, the multi-disciplinary area of formal diagrammatic systems, with a focus on the development and formalisation of diagrammatic systems used for expressing logical statements or for data visualisation. These systems can aid in the presentation of simple information in an accessible manner, or more complex systems can be used for software specification and reasoning. The application of discrete mathematics (graph theory, string rewriting, etc) is important within this context. Alongside formal aspects, he has an interest in HCI issues regarding testing the human perception and usage of diagrams. Furthermore, Dr Fish has expertise in Knot Theory, a well-established field of mathematics research with numerous applications in science, and he looks to utilise techniques and methodologies developed within a broader diagrammatic context.

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