Gary Dean Kimura is a Professor for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and a software developer who worked for Microsoft.

Born in 1956, he was brought up in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from University of Washington in 1984 with a doctorate in computing science. After graduating he went to work for DEC in Seattle for Dave Cutler.

On 7 November 1988, he moved with the majority of Cutler's team to Microsoft, where he was a member of the initial team that developed Windows NT. In particular he worked on file systems, porting DOS's FAT and OS/2's HPFS filesystems to NT. He also worked with Tom Miller in designing and implementing the first version of NTFS, the new file system designed for Windows NT.

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