2010 Rosenblatt Recipient

Christopher R. Johnson

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Chris R. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and founding director of the Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) 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, with Professor Rob MacLeod, Professor Johnson founded the SCI research group, now the SCI Institute, which has grown to employ over 150 faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson serves on numerous 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) and was recently inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy (2019).

He has received many awards, including the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award from President Clinton, a DOE Computational Science Award, the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, the Utah Cyber Pioneer Award, the IEEE Visualization Career Award, IEEE CS Charles Babbage Award, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, Rosenblatt Prize and, most recently, the 2020 Leonardo Award.

Past Recipients

2009 Recipient
Zeev Valentine Vardeny
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2008 Recipient
Robert A. Goldberg
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