James Lott joined the Institute as a Research Associate in 2001. Prior to joining IHMC, James received his B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York City.
At IHMC, James’ areas of research include software agents, ontologies, and policies; Cyber security; Networking and protocols (mobile ad-hoc networks, p2p discovery); Knowledge modeling and representation; Linked-data and semantic reasoning; UI design; and Social-network behavioral modeling and simulation.
James is one of the lead developers of CmapTools (and CmapCloud) concept mapping software, including client UI, server backend development, and web development (full-stack).
He has also been heavily involved in the development of the KAoS agent and policy services framework, a system for regulating the activity of entities (such as software agents) using semantic policies, backed by an ontology-based linked-data model (RDF).
In his spare time, aside from computers, James enjoys skiing (alpine and water), golf, playing guitar, woodworking, hi-fi stereo, customizing vehicles, and live music.