Jim Ang completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. Jim also has a M.S. from Berkeley, B.S. from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. from Grinnell College. After a few years living and working in Santa Barbara, CA, he joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1989. Jim's current responsibilities include: organizing the Cplant Capability Release Forum, representing Sandia's high-end computing needs at the Tri-Lab Expedited Priority Run meetings, and the administration of Sandia's Computer Science Research Foundation program. His interests include: the development of usage and investment policies for Sandia's Cplant System, and the development of integrated platform strategies for Sandia's usage of Cplant, ASCI Red, White, Q, and Red Storm, validation & verification processes for scientific simulation, and hypervelocity impact physics. Jim is a member of IEEE, IEEE-Computer Society, the Hypervelocity Impact Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma.