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.

Arun Sundararajan

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor
UX / 2015

Steve Swanson

University of California San Diego

Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Michael Swift

University of Wisconsin

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Lingjia Tang

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Eva Tardos

Cornell University

Professor
Data Science / 2016

Catalina Toma

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor
UX / 2015

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth

Associate Professor
Computer Vision / 2015

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth College

Associate Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Jenny Trinitapoli

University of Chicago

Associate Professor
User Experience / 2016

Johan Ugander

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Data Science / 2016

Martin Vechev

ETH Zurich

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Jessica Vitak

University of Maryland

Professor
UX/CX / 2015

Keith Winstein

Stanford University

Assistant Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Lior Wolf

Tel Aviv University

Professor
Computer Vision, Deep Learning / 2015

Lana Yarosh

University of Minnesota

Professor
UX / 2015

Minlan Yu

University of Southern California

Professor
Infrastructure / 2015

Minlan Yu

Yale University

Associate Professor
Infrastructure / 2016

Zoubin Ghahramani

University of Cambridge

Professor
Machine Learning / 2016

Nancy Zucker

Duke University

Professor
Compassion / 2015