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CICS Announces 2022 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards Recipients

On April 8, the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences will honor the recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) Awards.

Now in its 13th year, the OAA Awards program celebrates the accomplishments of selected alumni and community members and acknowledges important friends and supporters of the college.

Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award

The awardees will be honored at a banquet and ceremony, beginning with a reception in the Old Chapel.

To learn more about the awardees, see the 2022 OAA Award recipient bios.

This year’s honorees are:

Outstanding Achievement in Education
Francisco Cervantes-Perez ’85 Ph.D.

President, Universities Network of PROEDUCA Global; Professor, International University of La Rioja; Vice President, Iberoamerican Association for Distance Education
For sustained leadership in computer science education and dedication to the development of opportunities in distance learning

Outstanding Achievement in Management
Julie Flannery ’93 BS

Senior Director of Software Engineering, Dell Technologies
For excellence in leadership, software engineering and systems integration

Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum
Tian Guo ’13 MS, ’16 Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
For outstanding achievement in deep learning research at an early stage of her career

Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship
Christopher Jaynes ’00 Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mersive Technologies
For outstanding innovation and leadership in technology-driven collaboration and strategic product management

Computing for the Common Good Award
Joseph Kiniry ’94 MS

Principal Scientist, Galois; Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientist, Free & Fair
For leadership and significant contributions to secure computing systems and trustworthy elections

Outstanding Support for the College
Hanuma Kodavalla ’88 MS

Technical Fellow, Microsoft
For sustained contributions to computer and information science education through scholarship gifts to support student success