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.

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