Chris Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and founding director of the Scientific Computing and 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, Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group, now the SCI Institute, which has grown to employ over 200 faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson is a Fellow of AIMBE (2004), AAAS (2005), SIAM (2009), and IEEE (2014). He has received a number of awards, including a NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award from President Clinton, the Governor’s Medal for Science, the IEEE Visualization Career Award, the IEEE Charles Babbage Award, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, and the Rosenblatt Prize.