Tony Wasserman-Integrated Innovation Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Tony Wasserman

Professor, Software Management Practice, Silicon Valley

Office: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Building 23 (MS-11)
Phone: 650-335-2807


Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is a Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of the Center for Open Source Investigation. His current research is focused on evaluation, adoption, and impact of open source software. He also serves as an advisor to several startups, with an emphasis on software product definition, product strategy, and product marketing.

Previously, Tony was Vice President of Bluestone Software (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), responsible for its West Coast Labs, where he led the creation of the award-winning Total-e-Mobile toolkit and related software infrastructure for mobile web services. During the initial dot-com boom, he was VP of Engineering for a startup in San Francisco.

As Founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments, Inc. (IDE) from 1983-1993, Tony made IDE a recognized leader in computer-aided software engineering, earning it a place on the Inc. 500 list. As CEO, he raised venture funding, created international subsidiaries, and contributed to the architecture of IDE's innovative multi-user Software through Pictures (StP) software modeling environment.

Prior to starting IDE, Tony was a Professor at UC San Francisco and a Lecturer in the computer science division at UC Berkeley. Dr. 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 is 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 eleven books, and is the recipient of several awards for his contributions, including the 2012 Distinguished Educator award from the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering, and the 2013  Influential Educator Award from the ACM Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT).

His recent professional service includes serving as Program Co-Chair for the 11th Int'l. Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2015), General Chair for OSS 2014, and Program Co-Chair for the First Int'l Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2014). He will be a keynote speaker for MobileSoft 2015.