Gary Kushner is a computer systems engineer currently involve with the JDEM and SDDS3 BOSS astrophysics programs. On JDEM, he is involved with the simulation, ground data systems and data reduction efforts. With BOSS, he is involved with the spectrographic analysis pipeline. In industry and academia, Gary has been involved in many projects in the areas of physics, bioinformatics, databases, wireless and hardware drivers. At various times, he has led both small and large engineering groups and, when forced, non-technical groups. Industrial highlights include being a Sr. System Architect at Oracle and Vice President of Engineer, CTO and acting CEO at Neomar. He has a B.A. in Physics from Berkeley and his current interests are in the areas of data reduction, databases and full life cycle software development.