James serves as a Senior Meteorological Scientist for The Weather Company, an IBM business, where he is responsible for providing scientific expertise in the design and implementation of IBM’s artificial intelligence weather forecast systems. Prior to joining IBM in 2016, James was a research scientist and academic instructor at Georgia Tech.
James earned his Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Georgia Tech in 2007 and then began his graduate work at the University at Albany. He later returned to Atlanta to marry his wife, Laura, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy from Georgia Tech in 2012.
Originally from Leesburg, GA, James and Laura live in Fayetteville with their children, Andrew and Katherine.