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johnsonCHRIS JOHNSON, director of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, has been honored with the 2010 Visualization Career Award. The award was made in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27, 2010 during VisWeek2010, the premier forum for computer visualization researchers. It is sponsored by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Johnson’s award was bestowed by the IEEE’s Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, which honored him for “sustained technical contributions in scientific visualization, especially in the areas of biomedical and computational field visualization. His research in scientific visualization and scientific computing is important not only because it is innovative, but also because it has important real-world applications in a number of areas.” It is the latest in a string of honors for Johnson, a distinguished professor of computer science and 2010 winner of the University of Utah’s highest honor, the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence.
ChrisRoss IEEEFellows newsCongratulations to Professors Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker who have been elected IEEE Fellows for the class of 2014. Dr. Johnson was elected in recognition of his leadership in scientific computing and scientific visualization. Dr. Whitaker is recognized for contributions to image and geometry processing, visualization, and medical image analysis. This honorary designation is limited to no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total voting IEEE Institute membership each year.
Ross-CCC newsCongratulations to SCI faculty member Ross Whitaker who has been selected to serve on the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC). The CCC is an organization whose goal is to catalyze and empower the U.S. computing research community to pursue audacious, high-impact research. Dr. Whitaker will serve a three-year term on the council.

For more information about the CCC see http://www.cra.org/ccc/about
crj-fernbach-award2013b newsCongratulations to Professor Chris Johnson who was awarded the IEEE Computer Society 2013 Sidney Fernbach Award at Supercomputing 2013. This award recognizes Professor Johnson "For outstanding contributions and pioneering work introducing computing, simulation, and visualization into many areas of biomedicine."

The Sidney Fernbach Award is one of the IEEE Computer Society's highest awards, and recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The award also includes a $2,000 honorarium.
crj-CRA newsSCI Institute Director Chris Johnson has been elected a new member of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors. Johnson's three-year term on the board will begin July 1, 2013. The CRA “is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies” (Source: www.cra.org). CRA's mission is to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research in our society. The CRA Board of Directors is made up of distinguished computing researchers in academia and industry and members are elected by their peers.

See: "2013 CRA Board Election Results"