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

Mohammed Alizadeh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Peter Bailis

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Mahesh Balakrishnan

Yale University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Theo Benson

Duke University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Jeff Bilmes

University of Washington

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

David Brooks

Harvard University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg

Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Vijay Chidambaram

University of Texas, Austin

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Kyunghyun Cho

New York University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Munmum De Choudhury

Georgia Tech

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2016

Vyas Sekar

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Landon Cox

Duke University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Brian Curless

University of Washington

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Hal Daume

University of Maryland

Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jason Eisner

Johns Hopkins University

Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Sanja Fidler

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jason Flinn

University of Michigan

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Andrew Gelman

Columbia University

Professor
Data Science / 2016