James is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. He is also a senior principal systems engineer with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) in El Segundo, CA (formerly Hughes Aircraft Company) and a fellowship recipient of the Raytheon SAS Engineering Advanced Study Program.
James has twenty years of industry experience developing and evaluating navigation and remote sensing systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society. His current research focuses on retrieving geophysical parameters from microwave reflectometry for environmental monitoring.
James earned a master of science degree in applied mathematics from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2006. For his M.S. thesis, he investigated a micronavigation Kalman filter for synthetic aperture sonar motion compensation. This work was funded in part by the Office of Naval Research.
James earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California in 1998. His senior project on multiple hypothesis target tracking was sponsored by Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (formerly Aerojet) in Azusa, CA.