A psychologist with an Erdos number of 2, Brian is a member of the SFU Program in Cognitive Science and the Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Centre. At UBC he is an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science, a member of the Brain Research Centre and Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems and the Associate Director of the Media And Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. He is a Fellow of the Psychonomics Society and a member of the IEEE "Visualization Pioneer” group. Brian chaired IEEE VAST 2010, ISCRAM 2012, and the International Symposium on Smart Graphics in 2004 and 2006. Dr Fisher serves on the VIS Executive Committee, the leadership board of 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.