The School of Journalism and Communication was disestablished on 31 December, 2014.

The work of the school continues within the new School of Communication and Arts. The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.


Interschool Research Fellow 

Room 330, Level 3
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Contact Details
Phone: +61 7 3346 8255

  • PhD, Artificial Intelligence, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Systems, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Research and Development, Swinburne University of Technology



Dr Daniel Angus is a Lecturer with the University of Queensland who has spent the last three years working on a large interdisciplinary ARC project called Thinking Systems.  In 2012, a Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Initiative grant will allow Dr Angus to collaborate between the School of Journalism and Communication and School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Dr Angus’s research explores how conceptual information is processed and stored by mammals to inspire the development of conceptual mapping tools. An outcome of this research is the Discursis text analytic tool which is a useful way to visualise and obtain metrics from conversation transcripts. Discursis assists practitioners in understanding the structure, information content, and inter-speaker relationships that are present within input data.
Dr Angus has previously worked with the Complex Systems Laboratory at Swinburne University, Melbourne.  There he completed his PhD thesis in Ant Colony Optimisation, a group of algorithms inspired by the foraging behaviour of Argentine ants that are useful for finding solutions to complex engineering problems.
Read more about Dr Angus here.
Research Interests:
  • Information Visualisation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Text Analytics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Optimisation


Interested in studying for your PhD or MPhil?

Dr Angus is currently taking expressions of interest from potential RHD candidates. Contact him here to register your interest.


Selected Publications:
Angus, D., Smith, A.E., Wiles, J. Conceptual Recurrence Plots: Revealing Patterns in Human Discourse, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (in press), 2011.
Angus, D., Smith, A.E., Wiles, J. Conceptual Recurrence Plots: Generating Insights into Effective Doctor-Patient Consultations, 4th International Symposium on Recurrence Plots, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, 2011.
Lai, J., Reilly, J., Wiles, J., Angus, D., Smith, A.E., Conversational Narratives in School-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism, 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA, 2011.
Watson, B., Angus, D., Farmer, J., Wiles, J., Smith, A.E., Evaluating Effective Open Disclosure Through Visualisation: What Works and for Whom?, 61st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, 2011.
Angus, D., Woodward, C., Multiple Objective Ant Colony Optimisation, Swarm Intelligence, 2009, 3(1), 69-85.


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