The UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) awards.
Now in its twelfth year, the OAA Awards program celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of computer and information science graduates and acknowledges important friends and supporters of CICS. The awardees will be honored at a virtual celebration on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
This year's honorees include:
Outstanding Achievement in Research
Brendan Burns '07PhD
Co-Founder, Kubernetes Corporate
Vice President, Microsoft Azure
Outstanding Achievement in Management
Lee Delaney '93BS President,
Chief Executive Officer and Director, BJ's Wholesale Club
Computing for the Common Good Award
Co-Founder, Society of Women Coders Senior Analyst,
Spotify Outstanding Achievement in Technical Development
Principal Computer Vision Architect, Microsoft HoloLens
Outstanding Support for the College
Robert Sproull Adjunct Professor, CICS
Former Vice President and Director, Oracle Labs
To learn more about the awardees, see the 2021 OAA Award recipient bios.