Mei-Chin Tsai is a Group Principal Engineer Manager at Microsoft, responsible for .NET Languages and .NET Runtimes. She currently leads the charge to continuously evolve the .NET Runtime to handle modern workloads. Mei-Chin graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. She joined Microsoft in 1994 and was one of the original developers on .NET. She is passionate about scalability and performance.