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.

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

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