Brian Fisher (Ph.D, Experimental Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz) is a Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser U. At UBC he is an Affiliate Professor in Computer Science, and a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems where he is the Associate Director of the Media And Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. He is a Fellow of the Psychonomics Society and a member of the Governing Council for Canada's Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council. Dr. Fisher chaired VAST 2010, ISCRAM 2012, and the International Symposium on Smart Graphics in 2004 and 2006. He will be General Chair for VIS 2019. Dr Fisher served on the leadership board of VACCINE, the DHS VACCINE Center of Excellence and the steering committees for the International Cybercrime Research Centre, the German DFG "Scalable Visual Analytics" Priority Program, and VAST. He was keynote speaker for 2011 EuroVAST, 2011 NATO Visualisation Network-of-Experts, and the 2011 Scalable VA DFG Priority Program meeting. He has an Erdos number of 2, which is pretty good for a psychologist.