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, 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 boards and advisory boards to national and international research centers. He is a fellow of AIMBE (2004), AAAS (2005), SIAM (2009) and IEEE (2014) and has received multiple research awards including the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, the Utah Cyber Pioneer Award, the IEEE Visualization Career Award, IEEE Charles Babbage Award, IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award and the University of Utah’s most prestigious faculty award, the Rosenblatt Prize.