Dr. John R. JohnsonAssociate Division Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John R. Johnson is associate division director of computational science and mathematics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he leads high performance computing research for large scale data analytics. Prior to joining PNNL, John was a senior technology manager for one of the world's largest global macro hedge funds. John led programs in portfolio construction and optimization focused on risk controls and compliance, market signals processing, netting and transaction costs, FX and Treasury hedging, and options. Before that John was a research program manager with the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he led multiple programs exploring novel and emerging high performance computing architectures and progressive algorithms for data intensive applications. John was the CS technical lead for a massively parallel, high fidelity physics simulation project at LLNL as part of the US Department of Energy's Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative. He also led projects in climate modeling and simulation as part of LLNL’s Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison. John holds a BA in mathematics from University of California, Berkeley, an MS in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University, and PhD studies in computer science at the University of Chicago.