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.

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

Brad Fain

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Principal Research Scientist
User Experience / 2018

Raquel Fernández

University of Amsterdam

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Sanja Fidler

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jason Flinn

University of Michigan

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Maxwell Forbes

University of Washington

RFP: AI / 2017

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Michael Franklin

University of California Berkeley

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Philippa Gardner

Imperial College London

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Andrew Gelman

Columbia University

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Phillip Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Xavier Giro-i-Nieto

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Stephen Gould

Australian National University

Associate Professor
RFP: AI / 2017

Bobby Gramacy

Virginia Tech

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Dan Grossman

University of Washington

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Aarti Gupta

Princeton University

Professor
RFP: Infrastructure / 2018

Abhinav Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning / 2016

Peter Haas

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor
Infrastructure / 2018

Mor Harchol-Balter

Carnegie Mellon University

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Gillian Hayes

University of California Irvine

Professor
UX / 2015

Kenneth Heafield

University of Edinburgh

Assistant Professor
Machine Learning / 2016