IEEE Charles Babbage Award: Chris Johnson

Our very own Chris Johnson has been just awarded the IEEE Charles Babbage Award, "in recognition of his innovations in the area of scientific visualization and their application to computational biomedicine, engineering, and scientific discovery." Chris is the first visualization person to receive this IEEE award and with this he joins the ranks of eminent computer scientists including Tim-Berners Lee, Jim Gray, Jack Dongarra, Michael Rabin, and Michel Cosnard, who have been the past recipients of this award.

All of us in VGTC have long appreciated and applauded the outstanding visualization research that Chris has done with a significant impact in medicine, science, and engineering and it is time that the broader computing field is beginning to see Chris as the role model that he is. I am very proud to note that VGTC has celebrated his lifetime contributions and impact in visualization through the VGTC Career Award in 2010. 

Please join me in heartily congratulating Chris on this fine distinction! 

Amitabh Varshney, VGTC Chair (2008-2012)

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