We support cutting-edge research and build long-term relationships with top research institutions around the world. To help achieve this, Facebook awards exceptional professors with research awards to support their ongoing research efforts. Awards typically result from our Research Awards program.

Note: previous awardees are archived here but the latest and most recent announcements first appear on our blog.

Jaime Rivas

Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research

Group Leader

Connectivity - 2016

Mark Rodwell

University of California Santa Barbara

Professor

Connectivity - 2016

Alexander Rush

Harvard University

Assistant Professor

RFP: Neural Machine Translation - 2018

Andrei Sabelfeld

Chalmers University of Technology

Professor

Infrastructure - 2016

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Professor

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Stanford University

Associate Professor

RFP: AI - 2017

Matt Salganik

Princeton University

Professor

CDS + GR - 2015

Anno Saxenians

University of California, Berkeley

Dean

User Experience - 2017

Bernhard Scholkopf

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Director

Machine Learning - 2016

Pooja Sethi

University of Washington

RFP: AI - 2017

Robert Shrum

University of Southern California (USC)

Professor

User Experience - 2017

Jeremy Siek

Indiana University

Associate Professor

Infrastructure - 2017

Yaron Singer

Harvard University

Professor

CDS + GR - 2015

Koustuv Sinha

McGill University

RFP: AI - 2017

Yannis Smaragdakis

University of Athens

Professor

Infrastructure - 2016

Aaron Smith

The University of Edinburgh

Associate Professor

RFP: Infrastructure - 2018

Noah Smith

University of Washington

Associate Professor

Machine Learning - 2016

Alex Snoeren

University of California, San Diego

Professor

Infrastructure - 2017

David Sontag

NYU

Assistant Professor

AI/ML - 2015

Johannes Stroebel

New York University

Associate Professor

Economics - 2018

Talia Stroud

University of Texas-Austin

Professor

UX - 2015