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.

Mor Harchol-Balter

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Gillian Hayes

University of California Irvine

Professor
UX / 2015

Karrie Karahalios

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Sanjeev Khudanour

Johns Hopkins University

Professor
AI/ML / 2015

Philip Kohen

Johns Hopkins University

Professor
Machine Translation / 2015

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Cliff Lampe

University of Michigan

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Neil Lawrence

University of Sheffield

Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Jinyang Li

NYU

Associate Professor
Distributed System, ML / 2015

Yan Liu

University of Southern California

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Wyatt Lloyd

University of Southern California

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Upamanyu Madhow

University of California Santa Barbara

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Pasquale Malacaria

Queen Mary University of London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Chris Manning

Stanford University

Professor
Native Language Processing / 2015

Allison Morgan

Howard University

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Leysia Palen

University of Colorado-Boulder

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Jignesh Patel

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Andy Pavlo

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

George Porter

University of California San Diego

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Dan Povey

Johns Hopkins University

Research Scientist, Associate Professor
ASR / 2015

Aditya Prakash

Virginia Tech

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015