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2021 Outstanding Achievement & Advocacy Awards

12th Annual Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards Celebration
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. ET
Virtual via Zoom and gather.town

The College of Information and Computer Sciences established the Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) Award program in 2009 to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of computer science graduates and acknowledge the support of important friends of the college.


2021 OAA Award Recipients

  • Computing for the
    Common Good Award 

    Kavya Krishna
    Kavya Krishna '16
    For leadership and significant contributions to promoting STEM education for young women in developing countries.

  • Outstanding Achievement
    in Technical Development

    Harpreet Sawhney
    Harpreet Sawhney ’92PhD
    For outstanding technical and scholarly accomplishments in computer vision and immersive applications.

  • Outstanding Support
    for the College

    Robert Sproull
    Robert Sproull
    For long-standing service and extraordinary leadership in shaping the college’s vision.

  • Outstanding Achievement
    in Management

    Lee Delaney
    Lee Delaney ’93
    For excellence in organizational design, marketing, and corporate strategy.

  • Outstanding Achievement
    in Research

    Brendan Burns
    Brendan Burns ’07PhD
    For outstanding leadership and contributions to cloud computing and the open source community.

2021 OAA Award recipient bios

See past OAA award recipients

Call for Nominations

Nominations for 2022 are now being accepted by email (alumni [at] cs.umass.edu).