IC@L Distinguished Speaker

Dr. Thomas ZimmermannSoftware Productivity Decoded: How Data Science helps to Achieve More

Dr. Thomas Zimmermann, Senior Researcher in the Research in Software Engineering group at Microsoft Research will describe how data analytics can be used by companies looking into understanding and improving productivity of individual software developers as well as software teams. He will describe how data scientists work in a large software companies helping software teams to infer actionable insights and show how data from software development can be used to learn more about the productivity of organizations, teams, and individuals and help them to become more effective in building software.

Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 11am
Place: Senate Chambers, Ross N940
Focus Session: LAS 3033, 12:30 – 2:30

Thomas Zimmermann is a Senior Researcher in the Research in Software Engineering group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. His research interests include software productivity, data science, recommender systems, and games research. He is best known for his research on systematic mining of software repositories to conduct empirical studies and to build tools to support developers and managers. He is currently General Chair for ASE 2019 and Program Co-Chair for ESEC/FSE 2020. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the Empirical Software Engineering journal and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He received his PhD in 2008 from Saarland University in Germany.

The Centre for Innovation in Computing at Lassonde (IC@L) is a research unit focusing on the science of computing and its realization to enable novel solutions and technologies. The future of many disciplines depends on advances in computational science via theoretical and empirical research, and hardware and software development. IC@L joins computational scientists with hospitals, industry and government to address the next generation of computational problems.