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.

Cliff Lampe

University of Michigan
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Neil Lawrence

University of Sheffield
Professor
Machine Learning / 2015

Kristina Lerman

University of Southern California
Associate Professor
Data Science / 2016

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