Tony Wasserman is Director of the Software Management MS program at Carnegie Mellon West, and the Executive Director of its Center for Open Source Investigation (COSI), which focuses on the evaluation and adoption of open source software, as well as its use in mobile devices.
In 2000, Tony became VP of Bluestone Software (acquired by HP in 2001), responsible for its West Coast Labs, where he led the creation of the award-winning open source Total-e-Mobile toolkit, which allowed mobile devices to connect to web applications. During the dot-com boom, he was VP of Engineering for a startup in San Francisco.
Tony is best known as the Founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), which built the innovative Software through Pictures multiuser modeling environment, which ran on numerous Unix workstations. Before starting IDE, Tony was a Professor of Medical Information Science at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Lecturer in the Computer Science Division at the University of California, Berkeley. He and his team developed and released the User Software Engineering development environment under a BSD open source license in 1981.
Tony is a frequent speaker at both research-oriented and commercial conferences. Dr. Wasserman has a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from UC Berkeley,
and has been selected as a Fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.