Tony Wasserman

Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley

Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman has been a Professor in the Software Management program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus since 2005. At CMUSV, he created the Center for Open Source Investigation, a center that serves as a focus for his research. Tony’s research interests include organizational evaluation, adoption and use of open source software (, software development environments, and software engineering practices for startups. Previously, Tony was the founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), a company that was one of the first 100 dot-coms and created the innovative multiuser platform for Software through Pictures (StP). Early in his career, Tony was Professor of Medical Information Science at the University of California – San Francisco, leaving to start IDE. Tony is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the ACM, honored for his contributions to integrated software engineering environments. He was recently selected as an IFIP Fellow and a Fellow of the International Society on Product Management. From 2010 to 2016, he served on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and served as the chair of IFIP Working Group 2.13 (Open Source Systems) from 2015-2022. He has been a member of IFIP WG 8.1 since 1977, and has served as both General Chair (1994) and an invited Keynote speaker at the annual CAiSE conference.