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