Chris JohnsonScientific Computing & Imaging Institute, University of Utah
Chris R. Johnson is a distinguished professor of computer science and founding director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. He also holds faculty appointments in the departments of physics and bioengineering. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization. In 1992, Johnson founded the SCI research group, now the SCI Institute, which has grown to employ over 200 faculty, staff and students. Johnson serves on a number of international journal editorial and advisory boards to national and international research centers. He is a Fellow of AIMBE (2004), AAAS (2005), SIAM (2009) and IEEE (2014). He received a Young Investigator's (FIRST) Award from the NIH in 1992, the NSF National Young Investigator (NYI) Award in 1994, the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995, a DOE Computational Science Award (1996), the Presidential Teaching Scholar Award (1997), the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology from Utah Governor Michael Levitt, the Utah Cyber Pioneer Award, the IEEE Visualization Career Award, IEEE IPDPS Charles Babbage Award and the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, and the University of Utah's most prestigious faculty award, the Rosenblatt Prize.