Portrait of Ben Zorn

Ben Zorn

Partner Researcher


I am a Partner Researcher in the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group in Microsoft Research, Redmond Washington, a group of 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…