Chris Johnson is researcher in Core 3 (Data-Driven Computational Science and Visualization). Johnson is distinguished professor at the University of Utah School of Computing and director of that institution's Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 1982. He then earned an master's in physics and a doctorate in biophysics and computing from the University of Utah, the latter in 1989. Johnson currently serves on 12 advisory boards. Some of these include: Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate Review Committee, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2007 to present; President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), member of the Networking and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group (TAG), 2006 to present; the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, Board of Visitors, 2006 to present; the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (SIAM, AMS, ASA, MAA), 2006 to present; NIH National Center for Biomedical Computation, Stanford University, 2006 to present; Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems, 2006 to present; and Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering, International Advisory Board, 2006 to present. Johnson has authored multiple national reports, co-chaired 12 conferences or workshops. He has also helped to create, direct, and participate in the University of Utah's Computational Engineering and Science master's program; the university's Computing doctorate program; and the university's ACCESS Program for Women in Science and the Engineering Scholars Program.
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