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.

Phillip Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Bobby Gramacy

Virginia Tech
Professor
Data Science / 2016

Dan Grossman

University of Washington
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Abhinav Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Mor Harchol-Balter

Carnegie Mellon University
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Gillian Hayes

University of California Irvine
Professor
UX / 2015

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

Karrie Karahalios

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Shamus Khan

Columbia University
Associate Professor
User Experience / 2016

Sanjeev Khudanour

Johns Hopkins University
Professor
AI/ML / 2015

Jonathan Klamkin

University of California Santa Barbara
Associate Professor
/ 2016

Philip Kohen

Johns Hopkins University
Professor
Machine Translation / 2015

Frauke Kreuter

University of Maryland
Professor
User Experience / 2016

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015