Jim VanGilder has been in the cooling and airflow simulation field for over 14 years starting with electronics cooling applications at Flomerics (now Mentor Graphics). Presently, he directs the cooling-prediction R&D efforts for APC by Schneider electrics data center design and management software products. He has a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and is a registered professional engineer. VanGilder has authored or co-authored over 25 published papers and holds several patents related to data center cooling. He is also chair of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee 4.10, Indoor Environmental Modeling.