Jim Hughes is a mathematician at Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. in Virginia. He is a core committer for GeoMesa which leverages Accumulo and other distributed database systems to provide distributed computation and query. Also, he is a committer for JTS, and SFCurve, and serves a mentor for other LT projects, and serves on the LocationTech PMC and Steering Committee. Through work with LT and OSGeo projects like GeoTools and GeoServer, he works to build end-to-end solutions for big spatio-temporal problems. He holds a PhD in algebraic topology from the University of Virginia.