James is a Research Scientist in scientific visualization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research is focused on in situ scientific visualization, HPC, and the intersection of the two. James is also a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Oregon. He received his Masters in 2017 from the University of Oregon in Computer Science. He received his BS in 2013 from Boise State University in Computer Science, with a minor in Political Science. James received the Outstanding Graduating Senior award from the Boise State Department of Computer Science in recognition of his dedication and scholastic achievement. His past service has paper review for various conferences, a position on the Graduate Student Advisory Board at the University of Oregon, a student member on the University of Oregon Tuition and Fee Advisory Board, founding member then Vice President and then President of the Graduate Student Association, University of Oregon's first campus wide Graduate Student Association.