Distinguished University Chair of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication and Professor of Computer Science
Areas of Specializationmodeling and simulation, aesthetic computing, art/science, computer science education
Paul Fishwick brings substantial industry experience in modeling and simulation to ATEC. His main research area is modeling and simulation, with a focus on education and public engagement in modeling as used in the arts, science and engineering. Paul is active in forging new bridges between the arts, engineering and computer science. In graduate school, he created the company Cheshire Cat Software while in Philadelphia. Since 1995, as CEO of Metaphorz, LLC, he has served as the lead Software Engineer working with the State of Florida Board of Administration (Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology.) Four other states (North and South Carolina, Louisiana, and Hawaii) employ the computing standards he has helped to create for model auditing and compliance. Most recently, the SBA created standards for flood, to add to the current wind standards. He holds a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania.