Tony Wasserman

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Anthony "Tony" I. Wasserman is an American computer scientist. He is a member of the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative,[1] a Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of the CMU Center for Open Source Investigation.[2]

As a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Wasserman teaches classes in cloud computing, open source software, and software product definition. He is a frequent speaker at Open Source conferences around the world including the Open World Forum.[citation needed] He was the general chair of the tenth international conference on Open Source systems, OSS2014, in Costa Rica.[3]

After working as a professor at the University of California, San Francisco and as a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Wasserman founded and was CEO of Interactive Development Environments, a computer-aided software engineering company that became a predecessor of Atego, from 1983 to 1993. He then became vice president of Bluestone Software before its acquisition by Hewlett Packard.[2]

In 1996 he was elected as a fellow of the IEEE "for contributions to software engineering, including the development of computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools".[4] In the same year he also became a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for technical and professional contributions to the field of software engineering".[5]


  1. ^ Open Source Initiative Board of Directors, accessed 2014-01-02.
  2. ^ a b CMU Silicon Valley faculty profile, accessed 2014-01-02.
  3. ^ "OSS2014 Organization Committee". OSS2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ IEEE Fellows directory, accessed 2014-01-02.
  5. ^ ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2014-01-02.