Aligned with our goal of supporting cutting-edge research and building long-term relationships with top research institutions, each year Facebook acknowledges the research of top professors in their fields through the Faculty Awards Program.

The program seeks to identify professors conducting cutting-edge, innovative research, training high quality students, and whose work is advancing their particular field. While professors may be from any discipline, the majority of awards go to professors in computer-science and engineering or whose research has a particular relevance for Facebook.

Pieter Abbeel

University of California Berkeley
Associate Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Jens Ahrens

Chalmers University of Technology
Associate Professor
Virtual Reality / 2016

Leman Akoglu

Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor
Data Mining / 2015

Mohammed Alizadeh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Gilly Leshed & Shiri Azenkot

Cornell University
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Peter Bailis

Stanford University
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Mahesh Balakrishnan

Yale University
Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Magdalena Balazinska

University of Washington
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Marty Banks

Universiaty of California Berkeley
Principal Investigator
Virtual Reality / 2016

Michael Barnett-Cowan

University of Waterloo
Assistant Professor
Virtual Reality / 2016

Ulrik Beierholm

University of Durham
Assistant Professor
Virtual Reality / 2016

Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal
Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Theo Benson

Duke University
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Theo Benson

Duke University
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Jeff Bilmes

University of Washington
Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Steve Blackburn

Australian National University
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

David Blei

Columbia University
Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Philip Bos

Kent State University
Associate Director
Virtual Reality / 2016

David Brooks

Harvard University
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016