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

Abram Hindle, Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, Do Topics Make Sense to Managers and Developers?, in Empirical Software Engineering, Springer, December 2015

Emerson Murphy-Hill, Thomas Zimmermann, Christian Bird, and Nachiappan Nagappan, The Design Space of Bug Fixes and How Developers Navigate It, in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, December 2015

André N. Meyer, Thomas Fritz, Gail C. Murphy, and Thomas Zimmermann, Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity, in FSE '14: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, November 2014

Gifford Cheung, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, The First Hour Experience: How the Initial Play can Engage (or Lose) New Players, in CHI PLAY '14: Proceedings of the First ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, October 2014

David Lo, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Thomas Zimmermann, Appendix to The Health of Software Engineering Research, no. MSR-TR-2014-119, 5 September 2014

Ashish Gupta, Thomas Zimmermann, Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thirumalesh Bhat, and Syed Emran, Mining Energy Traces to Aid in Software Development: An Empirical Case Study, in ESEM '14: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurements, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, September 2014

Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann, and Edward K. Smith, Appendix to Do It Yourself! Homegrown Tools in a Large Software Company, no. MSR-TR-2014-118, September 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

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

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

Tom Zimmermann
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