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.

Leman Akoglu

Stony Brook University

Assistant Professor
Data Mining / 2015

Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Gilly Leshed & Shiri Azenkot

Cornell University

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Magdalena Balazinska

University of Washington

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Theo Benson

Duke University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Steve Blackburn

Australian National University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

David Blei

Columbia University

Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

James Brotherston

University College London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Kerri Cahoy

MIT

Professor
Connectivity Lab / 2015

Michael Carey

University of California Irvine

Professor
/ 2015

Dawn Carr

Stanford University

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Gregory Chockler

University of London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Aaron Clauset

University of Colorado-Boulder

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Geoff Cohen

Stanford University

Professor
UX / 2015

Nicole Ellison

University of Michigan

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

James Evans

University of Chicago

Professor
CDS / 2015

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Michael Franklin

University of California Berkeley

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Philippa Gardner

Imperial College London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Phillip Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Dan Grossman

University of Washington

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015