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.

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

Dan Povey

Johns Hopkins University
Research Scientist, Associate Professor
ASR / 2015

Aditya Prakash

Virginia Tech
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Deva Ramanan

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

Gabriel Rebeiz

University of California San Diego
Professor
Connectivity Lab / 2015

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

Matt Salganik

Princeton University
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Bernhard Scholkopf

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Director
Machine Learning / 2016

Yaron Singer

Harvard University
Professor
CDS + GR / 2015

Yannis Smaragdakis

University of Athens
Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Noah Smith

University of Washington
Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

David Sontag

NYU
Assistant Professor
AI/ML / 2015