Thomas Zimmermann

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Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Thomas Zimmermann is a Sr. Principal Researcher in the Software Analysis and Intelligence (SAINTes) group at Microsoft Research. He is best known for his research on mining software repositories, defect prediction, and data science for software engineering. At Microsoft, he uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate and overcome software engineering challenges. His current work is on productivity of software developers and he is a co-author of the SPACE framework for productivity. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE and a recipient of the 2022 IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award. He is Co-Editor in Chief for the Empirical Software Engineering journal and Chair of ACM SIGSOFT, the Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. Learn more about him at or follow him at @tomzimmermann

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