Portrait of Ben Zorn

Ben Zorn

Research Manager,
Principal Researcher

About

I am a Principal Researcher and co-manager of the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group in Microsoft Research, Redmond Washington, a group of over 30 researchers and developers working on programming languages and software engineering.

Previously, I was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado from 1990-1998. I have a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982) and an MS (1984) and PhD (1989) from the University of California at Berkeley.

My research interests include programming language design and implementation and performance measurement and analysis.

I have served as an Associate Editor of the ACM journalsTransactions on Programming Languages and Systems and Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization and I am currently a member of the ACM SIGPLAN Executive Committee. I have also served as the Program Chair (1999) and General Chair (2010) of PLDI and am currently serving as a member of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council.  For further information about my research and professional activities, please see my vita.

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Member, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council, 2014-present

Co-chair, First SIGPLAN Workshop on Probabilistic and Approximate Computing (Approx’14), June 2014

General Chair, ACM SIGPLAN 2010 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2010)

Member, ACM Software System Award Committee (2010 – present)

Chair, Conference on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) Steering Committee (2010 – present)

SIGPLAN Executive Committee, Member-at-Large (July 2007 – June 2012)

I co-chair the SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee (PAC) with Erez Petrank. We provide financial support for many professional activities, including student travel. Check it out!

I chair the SIGPLAN CACM Research Highlights Nomimating Committee We nominate papers from SIGPLAN workshops and conferences to appear in the CACM Research Highlights section. If you have suggestions for such papers, please nominate them using our website.

Program co-Chair (with Onur Mutlu), 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC’08)

Program Committee, 2007 Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES’07)

Program Committee, 2007 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO 2007)

Program co-Chair (with Kevin Skadron), Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT-2006)

Program Committee, Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference (HOPL-III)

Ben’s CLI Benchmarks- a collection of compute-intensive CLI programs.