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John Antonio Bio

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John Antonio

Dean and Lester A. Day Family Chair

John Antonio has vast experience in research and leadership, both in academia and industry. He currently serves as Interim Dean for the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, where he also holds the Lester A. Day Family Chair.

Dean Antonio has proven experience in forging partnerships with colleges, departments, and other entities both on and off campus to create opportunities to empower faculty and students to achieve their endeavors and have impact. In his current role he is particularly focused on forming collaborations aimed at transdisciplinary and convergence research to tackle societies’ most challenging problems in the realm of Earth and energy systems.

Prior to his current position, Dean Antonio was most recently the Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships (2020-2022); he also held leadership roles in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, including Interim Dean (2019-2020), Senior Associate Dean (2017-2019), and Associate Dean (2014-2016). Dean Antonio also served as Director for the School of Computer Science at OU where he oversaw rapid growth in the school’s faculty and research productivity.

Dean Antonio received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989. His research expertise is primarily focused on the development and application of techniques for system-level modeling, control, and optimization. He has applied these methodologies to a number of application domains including the optimal control of large-scale dynamic power grids, route optimization in data networks, power optimization for high-performance computing systems, and optimizing the performance and stability of massively parallel commercial computing platforms.

Dean Antonio has been an investigator for a number of funded research projects, with contract awards totaling over $20M. He holds two US patents and has published over one hundred articles, book chapters, and reports, including 83 peer-reviewed articles. His research has been supported by a number of federal agencies as well as by the industry sector. From 2011 to 2013, Dean Antonio was on leave from OU and worked for a major financial services company where he led a global team chartered with optimizing the company’s computing services based on various measures of client satisfaction in accordance with underlying service level agreements.

Dean Antonio is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and a member of various professional and honorific societies.