The Discursis Team
Dr. Daniel Angus received the BS/BE double degree in research and development, and electronics and computer systems, and the PhD degree in computer science from Swinburne University of Technology, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He is currently a lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the development of visualization and analysis methods for conceptual data, with a specific focus on human discourse.
Dr. Andrew Smith received the degrees of BSc(Hons) and PhD in physics in 1987 and 1993 respectively, and the MPhil degree in information science in 2002, from the University of Queensland. He is the creator of Leximancer, a software application for text analysis. He is currently Leximancer Chief Scientist, Adjunct Researcher within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at UQ, and Senior Research Officer within the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). His research focuses on developing new ways to visualise and quantify the temporal dynamics of communication.
Prof. Janet Wiles received the BSc Hons I and the PhD in computer science from The University of Sydney in 1983 and 1989 respectively. She is Professor of Complex and Intelligent Systems in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland, and was Director of the Thinking Systems Project. Her research program involves using computational modelling to understand complex systems with particular applications in biology, neuroscience and cognition.