Portrait of Tom Zimmermann

Tom Zimmermann

Senior Researcher

About

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.

Projects

Software Process

Established: February 7, 2012

Our studies on software process include organizational impact on quality, agile software development, global software development, effort estimation, development branches, and build analysis.

Software Reliability

Established: February 7, 2012

This project investigates how factors such as complexity metrics, churn, organizational structure, dependencies, and social networks relate to software defects and failures. This information is used to build prediction models that can help to prioritize tests.

Publications

2016

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2012

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2008