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.
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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
Abram Hindle, Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann, and Nachiappan Nagappan, Do Topics Make Sense to Managers and Developers?, in Empirical Software Engineering, Springer, December 2015
Baishakhi Ray, Meiyappan Nagappan, Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Thomas Zimmermann, The Uniqueness of Changes: Characteristics and Applications, no. MSR-TR-2014-149, 25 November 2014
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
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