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.

P.J. Narayanan

IIIT
Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Hermann Ney

RWTH Aachen University
Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch

University of Conneticut
Assistant Professor
User Experience / 2016

George Porter

University of California San Diego
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Deva Ramanan

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

Gabriel Rebeiz

University of California San Diego
Professor
Connectivity / 2016

Xavier Rival

INRIA
Research Director
Infrastructure / 2016

Jaime Rivas

Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
Group Leader
Connectivity / 2016

Mark Rodwell

University of California Santa Barbara
Professor
Connectivity / 2016

Andrei Sabelfeld

Chalmers University of Technology
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

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

Bernhard Scholkopf

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Director
Machine Learning / 2016

Yannis Smaragdakis

University of Athens
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Noah Smith

University of Washington
Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Michael Stumm

University of Toronto
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Ryan Stutsman

University of Utah
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Steve Swanson

University of California San Diego
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Michael Swift

University of Wisconsin
Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Lingjia Tang

University of Michigan
Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Eva Tardos

Cornell University
Professor
Data Science / 2016