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Michael Brundage, the Technical Lead for XML query processing at Microsoft, designed the architecture for Microsoft's .NET Common Query Runtime and implemented the XML query optimizer for XPath, XSLT, and XQuery. He also implemented XPath over XML Views in SQL Server 2000, and has several patents and publications on XML query processing. Previously, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Caltech and NASA's Interferometry Science Center, where he worked on projects such as AstroVR and the search for extrasolar planets.