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CICS to Recognize Recipients of 2021 Outstanding Achievement & Advocacy Awards 

Outstanding Achievement & Advocacy

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. EDT. 

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 
Kavya Krishna '16BS
Co-Founder, Society of Women Coders
Senior Analyst, Spotify 

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Development
Harpreet Sawhney '92PhD
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