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.

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