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Tony Wasserman

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]

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As a special faculty member 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. [3] He was the general chair of the tenth international conference on Open Source systems, OSS2014, in Costa Rica. [4]

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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]

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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". [5] 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". [6]

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  2. 1 2 CMU Silicon Valley faculty profile, accessed 2014-01-02.
  3. "Bio for Tony Wasserman". Open World Forum. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  4. "OSS2014 Organization Committee". OSS2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. IEEE Fellows directory, accessed 2014-01-02.
  6. ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2014-01-02.