Wolfram Schulte
Award Recipient


Wolfram Schulte is a director of engineering in Microsoft’s Developer Division, Redmond, USA, where he founded in 2012 the Tools for Software Engineers (TSE) team. TSE’s mission is to improve Microsoft’s engineering velocity, more specifically minimize the cycle time of the inner loop from code review, via build, code-analysis and test, to deployment. TSE tools and services are meanwhile used by more than thirty-five thousand developers within Microsoft.

Before venturing into product groups, Wolfram led the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. While at RiSE he co-authored papers and built prototypes for many tools that Microsoft ships, including Linq, CodeContracts, Task Parallel Library, IntelliTest (Pex) and SpecExplorer. Wolfram also co-developed the experimental program verifiers  Spec# and VCC.

Before joining MSR in 1999, Schulte worked at the University of Ulm (1993–1999, habilitation), at sd&m, a German software company (1992–1993), and at the Technical University Berlin (1987–1992, PhD).

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Presentation: Analyzing Engineering Process Data at Microsoft: What’s the Opportunity? 
From IEEE Software magazine’s Software Experts Summit on 17 July 2013.


2016 Harlan D. Mills Award
“For research and research leadership contributions leading to major theoretical and practical advances in software verification.”
Learn more about the Harlan Mills Award