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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Tony Wasserman Receives Influential Educator Award

Silicon Valley Professor Recognized for Pioneering Software Engineering Work

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

WassermanPITTSBURGH-Anthony (Tony) Wasserman of Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus is the recipient of the Influential Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) for pioneering software engineering curriculum.

Wasserman, slated to receive the award May 24 at the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering in San Francisco, will be recognized for his early contributions to software engineering curriculum development and his extensive impact in software engineering methods, tools and management.  

"I am honored to receive this prestigious award, as I try to bring new ideas into our educational programs and curricula," said Wasserman, a professor of software management practice and executive director of the Center for Open Source Investigation. "Today's graduates must understand mobile and cloud computing, as well as the user experience, all of which are central to modern software systems."

The Silicon Valley campus offers graduate degrees in software engineering, software management, electrical and computer engineering and information technology. Wasserman joined the campus in 2005, and led the development of its innovative master's degree program in software management, aimed at teaching students with technical backgrounds about management and the business aspects of software companies. His current research focuses on evaluation, adoption and use of open source software, including its role in mobile and cloud computing.

An entrepreneur, Wasserman was founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments, Inc. (IDE) from 1983 to 1993. IDE and its Software through Pictures environment became a recognized leader in computer-aided software engineering.

Wasserman earned his Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
 
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Pictured above is Anthony (Tony) Wasserman, the recipient of the Influential Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) for pioneering software engineering curriculum.