Philip Johnson

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (complete CV is here)



1680 East-West Rd, POST 307A

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA



University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Ph.D., Computer Science


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

M.S., Computer Science


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S., Biology, Computer Science


Professional Experience

Professor, University of Hawaii

1990 - Present

Department of Information and Computer Sciences

CEO, Open Power Quality

2013 - 2019

Co-founder and leader of technical development

Visiting Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology


School of Engineering

Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland


Distributed Systems Technology Centre

Professional Activities

Editorial Boards

Industrial Boards

Program Chair/Co-Chair

Member, International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

1996 - 2010

Recent Journal articles

Beyond course work: expanding what's valued in computer science degree programs, Seungoh Paek, Peter Leong, Philip M. Johnson, and Carleton A. Moore, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, September, 2020

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Open Power Quality, Anthony J. Christe, Sergey Negrashov, and Philip M. Johnson, Energies 13(15), August, 2020

Design and evaluation of an athletic approach to software engineering education, Philip M. Johnson, ACM Transactions on Computing Education, August, 2019

Is an athletic approach the future of software engineering?, E. Hill, P. Johnson, D. Port, IEEE Software, January, 2016

Three principals for the design of energy feedback visualizations, R.Brewer, Y. Xu, G. Lee, M. Katchuck, C. Moore, P. Johnson, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, December, 2013

Searching under the streetlight for useful software analytics, P. Johnson, IEEE Software, Volume 30, No. 4, July, 2013

Recent Book Chapters

Design and evaluation of the Makahiki open source serious game framework for sustainability education, Y. Xu, P. Johnson, G. Lee, C. Moore, and R. Brewer, In: Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the 21st Century, September, 2016

Recent Conference Proceedings

RadGrad: Removing the 'Extra' from Extracurricular to Improve Student Engagement, Retention, and Diversity, Philip M. Johnson, Carleton A. Moore, Peter Leong, Seungoh Paek, Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020), March, 2020

A transient classification system implementation on an open source distributed power quality network, Charles Dickens, Anthony J. Christe, and Philip M. Johnson, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, June, 2019

OPQ Version 2: An Architecture for Distributed, Real-Time, High Performance Power Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Visualization, A. Christe, S. Negrashov, P. Johnson, D. Nakahodo, D. Badke, and D. Aghalarpour, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, July, 2017

OpenPowerQuality: An Open Source Framework for Power Quality Collection, Analysis, Visualization, and Privacy, A. Christe, S. Negrashov, P. Johnson, Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, September, 2016

An athletic approach to software engineering education, P.Johnson, D.Port, E.Hill, Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, April, 2016

SGSEAM: Assessing serious game frameworks from a stakeholder experience perspective, Y. Xu, P. Johnson, C. Moore, R. Brewer, J. Takayama, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Gameful Design, Research, and Applications, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, October 2013

Makahiki+WattDepot: An open source software stack for next generation energy research and education, P. Johnson, Y. Xu, R. Brewer, C. Moore, G. Lee, A. Connell, Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, Zurich, Switzerland, February 2013

Recent Grant Support

Using Degree Experience Plans to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Diversity of Undergraduates in Computer Science, National Science Foundation,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator; Peter Leong, Seungoh Paek, Carleton Moore, Co-Principal Investigators $331,208. 2018

President's Green Project Implementation Award, University of Hawaii,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $10,000. 2018

Human centered information integration for the smart grid, National Science Foundation,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $413,467. 2010-2014

Supporting next generation energy education with the Kukui Cup, HEI Charitable Foundation,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $10,777. 2012

Sponsorship of the 2011 Kukui Cup, Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $5,000. 2012

Renewable energy and island sustainability, University of Hawaii,

Principal Investigator: T. Kuh; Co-Principal Investigators: O. Boric-Lubecke, B. Chao, M. Coffman, D. Garmire, M.Nejhad, R. Ghorbani, P. Johnson, A. Kavcic, D. Konan, B. Liaw, E. Miller, W. Qu, M. Teng, X. Zhou. $1,000,000. 2009-2011

Google Summer of Code: Hackystat, Google, Inc.,

P. Johnson, Principal Investigator. $45,000. 2008-2009

Recent Awards and Honors

Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii, June, 2019

Complete CV for Philip Johnson is here