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.

Chloé Bakalar

Princeton University

Researcher

Ethics - 2017

Mahesh Balakrishnan

Yale University

Associate Professor

Infrastructure - 2016

Magdalena Balazinska

University of Washington

Professor

Infrastructure - 2015

Mohit Bansal

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor

RFP: AI - 2017

Regina Barzilay

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

RFP: NLP - 2019

Lisa Bauer

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

RFP: AI - 2017

Genevieve Bell

Australian National University

Professor

User Experience - 2017

Fabrício Benevenuto

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

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

Michael Best

Georgia Institute of Technology

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

Jeff Bilmes

University of Washington

Professor

Machine Learning - 2016

Lars Birkedal

Aarhus University

Professor

Infrastructure - 2017

Jeremy Blackburn

University of Alabama at Birmingham

RFP: Content Policy Research - 2019

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

Cristina España i Bonet

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz

RFP: NLP - 2019