B.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1979M.S. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1980Ph.D. ​Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1983

"My research helps ensure the safety and security of computer-based systems whose correct operation is necessary to protect property and human lives."

Barry W. Johnson, L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor

Dr. Johnson has served on the faculty since 1984. In 2006 he was promoted to Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean of Research for SEAS. He has published more than 150 technical articles. He has received many national and international awards, including the Frederick Emmons Terman Award, the C. Holmes MacDonald Award, and the Alan Berman Research Publications Award. The University of Virginia awarded him the Alumni Board of Trustees and University of Virginia Endowment Fund Young Teacher Award. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia also awarded him its Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Johnson was named a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to fault-tolerant computing. He has also been elected to the National Academy of Inventors based on the more than 30 patents on which he is an inventor.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Integration
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Wireless Health