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.

Dan Povey

Johns Hopkins University
Research Scientist, Associate Professor
ASR / 2015

Aditya Prakash

Virginia Tech
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Gabriel Rebeiz

University of California San Diego
Professor
Connectivity Lab / 2015

Matt Salganik

Princeton University
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Yaron Singer

Harvard University
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

David Sontag

NYU
Assistant Professor
AI/ML / 2015

Talia Stroud

University of Texas-Austin
Professor
UX / 2015

Jennifer Stuber

University of Washington, School of Social Work
Professor
Compassion / 2015

Michael Stumm

University of Toronto
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Arun Sundararajan

NYU Stern School of Business
Professor
UX / 2015

Catalina Toma

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor
UX / 2015

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth
Associate Professor
Computer Vision / 2015

Martin Vechev

ETH Zurich
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Jessica Vitak

University of Maryland
Professor
UX/CX / 2015

Lior Wolf

Tel Aviv University
Professor
Computer Vision, Deep Learning / 2015

Lana Yarosh

University of Minnesota
Professor
UX / 2015

Minlan Yu

University of Southern California
Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Nancy Zucker

Duke University
Professor
Compassion / 2015