ProfileThomas Fischer is a Design Researcher, Epistemologist and Cybernetician. He is a Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Architecture at XJTLU in Suzhou, China. Thomas is also a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Fellow of the Design Research Society and received the American Society for Cybernetics' Warren McCulloch Award. Thomas holds a PhD in Education from the University of Kassel in Germany and a PhD in Architecture and Design from RMIT University in Australia. Thomas was an Assistant Professor and the Discipline Leader of Product and Industrial Design at the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the College of Planning and Design at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His research is focused on epistemological issues of design computing, design cybernetics, and digital media.