Sr. Associate Vice President
Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Professor of Computer Science
Dr. John Antonio is Senior Associate Vice President and Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships . As Senior Associate Vice President, Dr. Antonio oversees the College’s research portfolio, graduate programs, and faculty development. He provides leadership in identifying and developing strategic opportunities for faculty and students in the realm of high-impact research and development.
Dr. Antonio received his PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989. He was a faculty member at Purdue University and Texas Tech before joining OU as professor and director of computer science in 1999. During seven years of service as CS director, John oversaw a 50% growth in the number computer science faculty members and a tripling of the school’s research expenditures. John has been an investigator for a number of funded research projects. Defense agencies supporting this work include Rome Laboratory (Air Force Research Laboratory), NRaD (Navy Research and Development), DoD/STTR, and DARPA. This body of work included a major project funded by DARPA for the design and development of an ultra-low power parallel computing platform, housed on a small unmanned aerial vehicle, for real-time synthetic aperture radar processing. During the period 2008 to 2011, John received grants from RiskMetrics Group, Inc. This work included research and development of scheduling and control mechanisms for a massively distributed computing platform. From 2011 to 2013, John worked for MSCI, Inc. where he led a global team chartered with optimizing the performance and stability of the company’s massively parallel production computing platform.