CDSS Associate Dean Oliver O’Reilly Awarded the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award

December 10, 2020

Oliver O’Reilly, Computing, Data Science, and Society’s (CDSS) Associate Dean for Graduate Education and professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as co-recipient of the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award. Alice Agogino, the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Chair in Mechanical Engineering, was also selected for the award. 

The Berkeley Faculty Service Award recognizes members of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate each year for their “outstanding and dedicated service to the campus, and whose activities as faculty members have significantly enhanced the quality of the campus as an educational institution and community of scholars.” The award was created to acknowledge the recipient’s commitment to the Academic Senate, “which is essential to the idea of shared governance, and contributions that have had a lasting and significant impact on the excellence of the Berkeley campus.” 

O’Reilly was cited for his “distinguished record of service to the Academic Senate, which exemplifies the meaning of the award,” said Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, professor of Demography and Sociology and Division Chair. 

O’Reilly joined the Berkeley faculty in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. During the 2019-2020 Academic Year, he served as the Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate and as the Vice-Chair from 2018-19. He has served on multiple Senate-Administration Task Forces, has chaired the Committee on Teaching, and is currently co-chairing the Executive Committee for the Celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley. This fall, he joined the CDSS leadership team as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies to lead the strategic planning to create a graduate program for CDSS to further expand the reach of data science research at Berkeley. 

Oliver and Alice will be recognized next spring for their achievement.