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.

Jinyang Li

NYU

Associate Professor
Distributed System, ML / 2015

Percy Liang

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Yan Liu

University of Southern California

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Wyatt Lloyd

University of Southern California

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Lori Lopez

University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor
Protect and Care / 2016

Upamanyu Madhow

University of California Santa Barbara

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Upamanyu Madhow

Universiaty of California Santa Barbara

Professor
Connectivity / 2016

Harsha Madhyastha

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Subhransu Maji

University of Massachusetts

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Pasquale Malacaria

Queen Mary University of London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Chris Manning

Stanford University

Professor
Native Language Processing / 2015

Maiken Mikkelsen

Duke University

Assistant Professor
Connectivity / 2016

Allison Morgan

Howard University

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

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

Leysia Palen

University of Colorado-Boulder

Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Jignesh Patel

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Andy Pavlo

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

George Porter

University of California San Diego

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

George Porter

University of California San Diego

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016