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OAA 2016 Panel Discussion with Award Recipients

29 Apr
Friday, 04/29/2016 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Special Event

Join us on Friday, April 29th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. to hear from our 2016 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award Recipients. Hear about the careers of our alums, their experiences as students here, and how those experiences prepared them for their careers. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. The session will be held in CS 150/151. Light refreshments will be served after the panel.


  • Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship: Alden DoRosario  (UMass Amherst CS MS '04)  Co-founder, Chitika
  • Outstanding Achievement in Management: Elaine C. Haney (UMass Amherst CS BS '84)  Chief Operating Officer, Legacy.com
  • Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum: Shaun Kane (UMass Amherst CS BS '03, MS '05)  Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Outstanding Achievement in Education: Steven Levitan (UMass Amherst CS MS '79, PhD '84)  John A. Jurenko, Professor of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research: Badri Nath (UMass Amherst CS PhD '89)  Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
  • Outstanding Achievement in Technology Development: Tom Wagner (UMass Amherst CS PhD '00) Entrepreneur and Former CTO, iRobot

Read more about the recipients