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.

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

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