Professor Johnson is a faculty member within the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah where he is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Bioengineering. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization. With Professor Rob MacLeod, Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group in 1992, which has since grown to become the SCI Institute employing over 200 faculty, staff and students. Chris Johnson directed SCI until 2018. Professor Johnson serves on several international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to several national and international research centers.