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.

Kyunghyun Cho

New York University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Gregory Chockler

University of London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Munmum De Choudhury

Georgia Tech

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2016

Aaron Clauset

University of Colorado-Boulder

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Vyas Sekar

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Geoff Cohen

Stanford University

Professor
UX / 2015

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

Nicole Ellison

University of Michigan

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

James Evans

University of Chicago

Professor
CDS / 2015

Sanja Fidler

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jason Flinn

University of Michigan

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Michael Franklin

University of California Berkeley

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Philippa Gardner

Imperial College London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Andrew Gelman

Columbia University

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Phillip Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Bobby Gramacy

Virginia Tech

Professor
Data Science / 2016