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Sandra K. Johnson is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM and is part of University
Alliances with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
previous assignments include working
as the Chief Technology Officer, Global Small and Medium Business for IBM Systems
Technology Group, the Linux Performance Architect, and managing the Linux Performance,
WebSphere Database Development, and Java Server Performance teams within IBM development
and research organizations.
She has conducted research in a number of computer related
areas and was part of the design team that developed the prototype for the IBM Scalable
Parallel Processor (SP2), the base machine for "Deep Blue", IBM's
world famous chess
Dr. Johnson is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, which consists of the top 1% of
over 250,000 technical professionals.
has received numerous technical and
professional awards, and is a Master Inventor, with 40 patents issued and pending.
authored and co-authored over 80 publications, is Editor-in-Chief of the book Performance
Tuning for Linux Servers, and is author of Inspirational Nuggets and GREGORY: The Life of a
Dr. Johnson earned B.S. (summa cum laude), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical
engineering, from Southern University, Stanford University, and Rice University
She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM) and Women
in Technology International (WITI).
She is also an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Engineer.