Dr. James A. Warren is the Technical Program Director for Materials Genomics in the Material Measurement Laboratory of National Institute of Standards and Technology. In 1995, with three other junior NIST staff members, he co-founded the NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science, which he has directed since 2001. From 2005-2013 he was the Leader of the Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group, working with his team to craft a portfolio of high-impact research topics. His personal research has been broadly concerned with developing both models of materials phenomena, and the tools to enable the solution of these models. In 2010-2011 Dr. Warren was part of the ad hoc group working for the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) that crafted the founding white paper of the Administration's Materials Genome Initiative, and now serves as the Executive Secretary of the NSTC Subcommittee on the MGI.