Chris Johnson, founder of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI) at the University of Utah, will be the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Cyber Pioneer Award. The award will be presented by Alan Hall, chair of the Utah Technology Council on September 25, 2009 at the 2009 Cyber Symposium.

This past year, Chris Johnson has spun-off new award winning computer visualization technology, sold another computer visualization company, established an NVIDIA research center in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, created a business launch pad for future computer technology startups, and contemporaneously runs a $14 million, 165 person, nationally renowned research center at the University of Utah.

Chris’s SCI Institute distributes and maintains 13 different computer visualization packages. Chris has brought national recognition to the SCI Institute and recently spoke at the Library of Congress on how computer imaging has changed the face of medicine. You can see Chris’s speech at the Library of Congress below.

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