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.

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

Talia Stroud

University of Texas-Austin

Professor
UX / 2015

Jennifer Stuber

University of Washington, School of Social Work

Professor
Compassion / 2015

Michael Stumm

University of Toronto

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Michael Stumm

University of Toronto

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Ryan Stutsman

University of Utah

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016