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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

Edward K. Smith, Christian Bird, and Thomas Zimmermann, Beliefs, Practices, and Personalities of Software Engineers: A Survey in a Large Software Company, in Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2016), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, May 2016.

Miryung Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, Robert DeLine, and Andrew Begel, The Emerging Role of Data Scientists on Software Development Teams, in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, May 2016.

Prem Devanbu, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, Belief & Evidence in Empirical Software Engineering, in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, May 2016.

Michael Washburn Jr, Pavithra Sathiyanarayanan, Meiyappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, "What Went Right and What Went Wrong": An Analysis of 155 Postmortems from Game Development, in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016 SEIP Track), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, May 2016.

Miryung Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, Robert DeLine, and Andrew Begel, Appendix to The Emerging Role of Data Scientists on Software Development Teams, no. MSR-TR-2016-4, 10 February 2016.

Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, Appendix to Transitioning from Closed Source to Open Source: Analysis and Observations from Six Projects, no. MSR-TR-2015-82, October 2015.

Brittany Johnson, Thomas Zimmermann, and Christian Bird, Appendix to The Effect of Work Environments on Productivity, no. MSR-TR-2015-66, 28 August 2015.

Edward K. Smith, Christian Bird, and Thomas Zimmermann, Appendix to Beliefs, Practices and Personalities of Software Engineers, no. MSR-TR-2015-44, 5 June 2015.

Edward K. Smith, Christian Bird, and Thomas Zimmermann, Build it yourself! Homegrown tools in a large software company, in Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, May 2015.

Miryung Kim, Thomas Zimmermann, Robert DeLine, and Andrew Begel, The Emerging Role of Data Scientists on Software Development Teams, no. MSR-TR-2015-30, 12 April 2015.

Tom Zimmermann
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