Michael Rys

Principal Program Manager


Michael has been doing data processing and query languages since the 1980s. He earned an M.S. (Diplom-Informatiker) and PhD in Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich (ETHZ) and joined Microsoft after a Post-Doc at Stanford University. Among other things he has been representing Microsoft on the XQuery and SQL design committees and has taken SQL Server beyond relational with XML, Geospatial and Semantic Search. Currently he is working on Big Data query languages such as SCOPE, U-SQL and Spark when he is not enjoying time with his family skiing, under water, or at autocross