Posts from the Creative Automata Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas, Director Paul Fishwick. These posts include a description of research in the lab and a discussion of topics relevant to the lab's mission. That mission is to make abstract concepts in mathematics and computer science concrete through the use of models. The mission contains two component activities: (1) Seeing Information Everywhere (that mathematics and computing are ubiquitous within the natural and artificial world around us), and (2) Making Immersive and Physical Models guided by the aesthetics of the information carrier (e.g., the observed phenomena in component 1).
BIO: Paul Fishwick is Distinguished University Chair of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC), and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Fishwick's PhD is in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained the MS in Applied Science from the College of William and Mary, and the BS in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University. He has written over 250 refereed technical publications, is a Fellow of the Society of Modeling & Simulation International (SCSI), and currently serves as Chair of ACM SIGSIM (Special Interest Group in Simulation). He worked for six years in industry (Newport News Shipbuilding, NASA Langley) and spent much of his academic career at the University of Florida in Computer Science and as Director of the Digital Arts & Science (DAS) programs. Fishwick resides on several editorial boards including ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, ACM Computing Surveys, Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, and Journal of Simulation.
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