Linda DeMichiel is a senior architect in the Java EE Platform group at Sun Microsystems and specification lead for Java Persistence 2.0 under the Java Community Process (JCP). As the former specification lead of JSR 220, she was responsible for launching and leading the initiative for EJB 3.0 and Java Persistence API, and was recognized as the 2006 Java Community Process Outstanding Spec Lead for Java SE/EE for her leadership in this work.
Linda has over 20 years of experience in the areas of databases, object persistence, and distributed computing. Before assuming responsibility for EJB, she led the team that implemented Sun's first object/relational persistence product, and worked earlier at IBM on object/relational extensions to both DB2 and the SQL99 standard. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.