Prof. Tony Wasserman’s talk @DIT Harokopio University

Date(s) - 30/04/2019
18:00 - 19:30

Harokopio University of Athens

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Speaker: Prof. Anthony (Tony) Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University

Title: “Fifty Years of Software Engineering: Looking Back and Ahead”

Abstract: “The ability to develop and deploy large complex software-intensive systems has progressed tremendously over the past fifty years, greatly aided by advances in hardware capabilities, performance, and reliability. As a result, people routinely use applications that would have seemed inconceivable when the term “software engineering” was coined, to the extent that advanced societies are increasingly dependent on their continuing reliable operation. This talk represents an effort to identify and categorize the seminal research projects and engineering efforts that have played a key role in advancing the field to its current state, and to point out some ongoing work that will be central to future advances. ”

What to bring: Yourself only. It is a talk.

Location: Auditorium of the Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Omirou 9, Tavros, 17778, Athens (https://www.dit.hua.gr/)


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 (osspal.org), 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). He later served as VP of Engineering for a dot-com startup and as VP for Bluestone Software, a developer of a Java EE application server. His work at Bluestone included creating mobile web applications in 2000, as the very first smartphones were entering the marketplace. 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. From 2010 to 2016, He served on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and since 2015 has been the chair of IFIP Working Group 2.13 (Open Source Systems), a group belonging to the International Federation of Information Processing’s Technical Committee on Programming. He is an advisor to several startups, has served as a judge at numerous startup competitions, and is a frequent speaker at both research and practitioner-oriented conferences around the world. He has been a member of San Francisco’s Open Source Voting Technical Advisory Committee since 2017.

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