We support cutting-edge research and build long-term relationships with top research institutions around the world. To help achieve this, Facebook awards exceptional professors with research awards to support their ongoing research efforts. Awards typically result from our Research Awards program.

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

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

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth College

Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jenny Trinitapoli

University of Chicago

Associate Professor
User Experience / 2016

Johan Ugander

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Data Science / 2016