Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Biographical Info: Thomas Fischer, the current Secretary of the American Society for Cybernetics, comes originally from Germany. For over 10 years he and his family lived in Hong Kong where he worked as an Assistant Professor in Product and Industrial Design at the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Thomas worked as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan from early 2010 to mid-2011. Thomas is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. Thomas holds a PhD in Education from the University of Kassel in Germany and one in Architecture and Design from RMIT University in Australia. Thomas is as much interested in human creativity as he is in machine logic and he studies both, preferably in some combination. Much of his work is situated in, and dedicated to design education, creativity in Eastern and Western culture, the limitations of methods and tools in designing and the theory and philosophy of computer-aided architectural design. Thomas is a member of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) and serves on its executive board.