Eric Traut is an American software engineer and software emulation pioneer. Traut graduated from Stanford University in 1992. From 1993 to 1995 he worked for Apple Computer, creating a Mac 68K emulator to be used in PowerPC-based Macintoshes. His work on this project led to a patent on a form of dynamic recompilation.
Traut became a Microsoft employee after the company purchased Connectix in 2003. Traut left Microsoft in late 2012. Traut rejoined Microsoft in May 2014 and is now a Technical Fellow.
- Eric Traut: Distinguished Engineer Archived February 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- US patent 5790825, Eric P. Traut, "Method for emulating guest instructions on a host computer through dynamic recompilation of host instructions", issued 1998-08-04
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