We support cutting-edge research and build long-term relationships with top research institutions around the world. To help achieve this, Facebook awards exceptional professors with research awards to support their ongoing research efforts. Awards typically result from our Research Awards program.

Note: previous awardees are archived here but the latest and most recent announcements first appear on our blog.

Richard Vuduc

Georgia Institute of Technology

Associate Professor

RFP: AI - 2017

Stefan Wager

Stanford University

Assistant Professor

CDS - 2018

David Walker

Princeton University

Professor

RFP: Infrastructure - 2018

Dror Walter

Georgia State University

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

Weihang Wang

State University of New York — University at Buffalo

RFP: Testing and Verification - 2019

William Wang

University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor

RFP: Neural Machine Translation - 2018

Stevie Weinberg

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

Weisong Shi

Wayne State University

Professor

RFP: Infrastructure - 2018

Robert West

EPFL

RFP: NLP - 2019

Sean Westwood

Dartmouth College

Assistant Professor

CDS - 2018

Keith Winstein

Stanford University

Assistant Professor

Infrastructure - 2016

Charlie Winter

King’s College London

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

Lior Wolf

Tel Aviv University

Professor

Computer Vision, Deep Learning - 2015

Qi Wu

Australian National University

Assistant Professor

RFP: AI - 2017

Zhiwei Steven Wu

University of Minnesota

RFP: Data Science - 2018

Jean Yang

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor

Infrastructure - 2017

Zhilin Yang

Stanford University

RFP: AI - 2017

Lana Yarosh

University of Minnesota

Professor

UX - 2015

Sungjoo Yoo

Seoul National University

Professor

RFP: AI - 2017

Minlan Yu

University of Southern California

Professor

Infrastructure - 2015

Minlan Yu

Yale University

Associate Professor

Infrastructure - 2016