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Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is a professor of Software Management Practice in the Integrated Innovation Institute (III) and the executive director of the Center for Open Source Investigation at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV). From 2010-16, he served as a director of the Open Source Initiative (opensource.org).

Previously, Wasserman was vice president of Bluestone Software (subsequently director of Mobile Middleware Labs for Hewlett-Packard's Middleware Division), where he led the creation of the award-winning Total-e-Mobile toolkit and managed a development team working on software infrastructure for mobile web services. Before and after these positions, he held executive positions for various startups, and continues to advise startups. As founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments, Inc. (IDE) from 1983-1993, Wasserman made IDE a recognized leader in computer-aided software engineering, with its innovative Software through Pictures (StP) software modeling environment. Prior to starting IDE, he was a professor at U.C. San Francisco and a lecturer in the Computer Science division at U.C. Berkeley. His research areas included software engineering, software development environments, database management, programming languages, and human-computer interaction.

Wasserman has been selected as both a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has published more than 60 technical papers, edited ten books, and is the recipient of several awards for his contributions. He was the first recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, received the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering, and the 2013 Influential Educator Award from ACM SIGSOFT. Wasserman earned his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from UC Berkeley.

Tony has a longstanding interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, which is reflected in his classes, as an advisor in the Venture Bridge program, and in his work with startups.
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124 Building 23
Phone
650.335.2807
Email
tonyw@sv.cmu.edu
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Tony Wasserman

50 Years of Software Engineering

Education

1970 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1966 BA, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

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Website evaluates open source software

CMU-SV Professor Tony Wasserman has contributed to the world of programming software with OSSpal.org, a website that provides evaluations and ratings of open source software.