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.

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

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

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

MIT

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

Gregory Chockler

University of London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Yejin Choi

University of Washington

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017