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.

Note: previous awardees are archived here but the latest and most recent announcements first appear on our blog.

Munmum De Choudhury

Georgia Tech

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2016

Maria Christakis

Max Planck Institute

Infrastructure / 2017

Byung-Gon Chun

Seoul National University

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

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

William W. Cohen

Stanford University

Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Landon Cox

Duke University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

David Craig

University of Southern California (USC)

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2018

Maureen Craig

New York University

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2018

Ítalo Cunha

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Professor
Infrastructure / 2017

Stuart Cunningham

Queensland University of Technology

Professor
User Experience / 2018

Brian Curless

University of Washington

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Hal Daume

University of Maryland

Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Christina Delimitrou

Cornell University

Assistant Professor
RFP: Infrastructure / 2018

Nicola Dell

Cornell Tech

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2018

Nick Diakopoulos

Northwestern University

Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2018

Christophe Dubach 

The University of Edinburgh

Associate Professor
RFP: Infrastructure / 2018

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