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.

Bobby Gramacy

Virginia Tech

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Abhinav Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Kenneth Heafield

University of Edinburgh

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Sunshine Hillygus

Duke University

Professor
User Experience / 2016

Ali Hortacsu

University of Chicago

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Thomas S. Huang

University of Illinois

Research Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Stratos Idreos

Harvard University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

David Jensen

University of Massachusets Amherst

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Eugene Jeong

Bristol

Lecturer
Data Science / 2016

Shamus Khan

Columbia University

Associate Professor
User Experience / 2016

Jonathan Klamkin

University of California Santa Barbara

Associate Professor
/ 2016

Frauke Kreuter

University of Maryland

Professor
User Experience / 2016

Kristina Lerman

University of Southern California

Associate Professor
Data Science / 2016

Percy Liang

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Lori Lopez

University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor
Protect and Care / 2016

Upamanyu Madhow

Universiaty of California Santa Barbara

Professor
Connectivity / 2016

Harsha Madhyastha

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Subhransu Maji

University of Massachusetts

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Maiken Mikkelsen

Duke University

Assistant Professor
Connectivity / 2016

P.J. Narayanan

IIIT

Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Hermann Ney

RWTH Aachen University

Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016