James graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a B.S. in Computer Science (SEAS '00). He is now pursuing a M.S. in Computer Science, also from Columbia, via CVN (Columbia Video Network).
At the IHMC, he is currently working on the CmapTools, KAoS, and Nicho projects. Aside from computers, he enjoys skiing (alpine and water), golf, playing guitar, woodworking, hi-fi stereo, customizing vehicles, and live music (fueled by a chronic addiction to Widespread Panic).