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.

Genevieve Bell

Australian National University

Professor
User Experience / 2017

Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Yoshua Bengio

Stanford University

Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Theo Benson

Duke University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Theo Benson

Duke University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Emery Berger

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor
Infrastructure / 2017

Jeff Bilmes

University of Washington

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Lars Birkedal

Aarhus University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2017

Steve Blackburn

Australian National University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

David Blei

Columbia University

Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Olivier Bonaventure

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve

Professor
RFP: Infrastructure / 2018

Philip Brey

University of Twente

Professor
Ethics / 2017

David Brooks

Harvard University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

James Brotherston

University College London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg

Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Kerri Cahoy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor
Connectivity Lab / 2015

Michael Carey

University of California Irvine

Professor
/ 2015

Dawn Carr

Stanford University

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Yiran Chen

Duke University

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Vijay Chidambaram

University of Texas, Austin

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Kyunghyun Cho

New York University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016