Anthony Tomasic () is a Consultant for the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. For 15 years he was a Senior Systems Scientist at CMU. He was co-Founder and Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Master of Computational Data Science degree program (CMU MCDS). Anthony also co-founded the Master of Science in Product Management. This degree program focuses on transitioning software engineers to product management roles. Currently Anthony is CEO of Fort Alto Inc, an Internet of Things low-code application platform company.


Zoom City
The Zoom City project investigates the impact of new interaction techniques on children's reading comprehension, vocabulary development and other learning activities.
DRRP on Robotics and Automation for Inclusive Transportation
The DRRP on Robotics and Automation for Inclusive Transportation will research and develop seamless transportation assistance from cloud-based autonomy and shared robots located in and around transportation hubs. More information is available at DRRP Project Outline and and at The Transportation, Bots, and Disability Lab.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC APT) is focused on research and development of methods to improve accessibility in transporation systems. Tiramisu was a crowdsourced transit information system produced by the RERC APT from 2008-2022. The project won the Allen Newell award for research excellence at CMU.

Biographical Information

Anthony's research career started with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (with honors) from Indiana University, Bloomington. He then joined the European Computer-Industry Research Centre (ECRC) in Munich, Germany where he worked in part on the view update problem in database theory. He then attended graduate school at Princeton and performed his thesis research at Stanford University. His thesis invented novel methods for improving information retrieval search response time and throughput performance. Upon receiving his Ph.D., Anthony led a research team at the Institute National de Research in Informatique et Automatique (INRIA). His team created the federated database DISCO for data integration. DISCO was transferred to, a French internet comparison shopping site, which was subsequently purchased by Yahoo. In 1999, he participated in a team that was a winner in the French National New Venture competition. Anthony then spent three years with various internet.bomb start-ups in Silicon Valley. Eventually he moved back into research at Carnegie Mellon University where for the several years he led a team, as part of the RADAR project, that created intelligent assistants to the desktop. He has also contributed to research on extract-transform-load systems, detection of phishing messages, and scaling of database systems. In 2009, Anthony received an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2011, Anthony, in partnership with three other faculty, founded Tiramisu Transit, LLC. His research now focuses on applied machine learning and low-code application platform for the Internet of Things.

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Technical Reports, Technical Notes