Stuart Kent

Stuart Kent
Stuart Kent has been with Microsoft for a little over eleven years, working as part of a satellite team in Cambridge, UK. In that time he has been involved mostly in the development of architecture and visualization tools, with a brief interlude working on production diagnostics, specifically the problem of getting back to code from diagnostic data. For the past year he has held the role of Group Program Manager for a team split across India and Cambridge responsible for tools and services that focus on developing code at enterprise scale, including the CodeLens Team Indicators, Code Map and Architecture Tools in Visual Studio Ultimate. Before joining Microsoft, Stuart was an academic and consultant. He worked with IBM and others on the UML and MOF standards, and was active in modeling and visualization research. In 2009, he was presented an award for the most influential paper in the last 10 years by the IEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. He is co-author of a book on Domain Specific Language Tools in Visual Studio and another on Software Factories. He is an inventor on 6 US patents, with further applications pending. He holds a PhD in Computing from Imperial College, London