Tom Zimmermann

Welcome. My name is Thomas "TomZ" Zimmermann and since November 2008, I am a Researcher at Microsoft Research in Seattle, USA. In addition, I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. I received my PhD from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.

My research focuses on improving programmer productivity and I developed techniques and tools that make both managers and developers aware of history. Learning from past successes and failures will help us to create better software. 

For more information on my current research at Microsoft, visit Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) at Microsoft. To find out more about my previous work logon to my personal homepage.

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Publications

Gifford Cheung, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, The First Hour Experience: How the Initial Play can Engage (or Lose) New Players, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, October 2014

Miryung Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, An Empirical Study of Refactoring Challenges and Benefits at Microsoft, in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 40, no. 7, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, July 2014

Andrew Begel and Thomas Zimmermann, Analyze This! 145 Questions for Data Scientists in Software Engineering, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), ACM, June 2014

Shaun Phillips, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, Understanding and Improving Software Build Teams, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), ACM, June 2014

Emerson Murphy-Hill, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, Cowboys, Ankle Sprains, and Keepers of Quality: How Is Video Game Development Different from Software Development?, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), ACM, June 2014

Christian Bird, Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Andreas Zeller, Extrinsic Influence Factors in Software Reliability: A Study of 200,000 Windows Machines, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), ACM, June 2014

Thomas Debeauvais, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Kevin Carter, Ryan Cooper, Dan Greenawalt, and Tyson Solberg, Off With Their Assists: An Empirical Study of Driving Skill in Forza Motorsports 4, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2014), April 2014

Emerson Murphy-Hill, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, Motion Sickness Susceptibility in Software Developers, no. MSR-TR-2014-24, 4 March 2014

Shaun Phillips, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, Appendix to Understanding and Improving Software Build Teams, no. MSR-TR-2014-28, 28 February 2014

Andrew Begel and Thomas Zimmermann, Analyze This! 145 Questions for Data Scientists in Software Engineering, no. MSR-TR-2013-111, 28 October 2013

Tom Zimmermann
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