Research Award Recipients

Supporting cutting-edge research from top research institutions around the world

To help build long-term relationships with academia and support innovative research, 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.

Award Recipients

Associate Professor

Pieter Abbeel

University of California Berkeley

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Mohammed Alizadeh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Infrastructure - 2016

Assistant Professor

Peter Bailis

Stanford University

Infrastructure - 2016

Associate Professor

Mahesh Balakrishnan

Yale University

Infrastructure - 2016

Professor

Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal

Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Theo Benson

Duke University

Infrastructure - 2016

Professor

Jeff Bilmes

University of Washington

Machine Learning - 2016

Professor

David Brooks

Harvard University

Infrastructure - 2016

Professor

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Vijay Chidambaram

University of Texas, Austin

Infrastructure - 2016

Assistant Professor

Kyunghyun Cho

New York University

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Munmum De Choudhury

Georgia Tech

User Experience - 2016

Assistant Professor

Vyas Sekar

Carnegie Mellon University

Infrastructure - 2016

Associate Professor

Landon Cox

Duke University

Infrastructure - 2016

Professor

Brian Curless

University of Washington

Machine Learning - 2016

Associate Professor

Hal Daume

University of Maryland

Machine Learning - 2016

Professor

Jason Eisner

Johns Hopkins University

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Sanja Fidler

University of Toronto

Machine Learning - 2016

Professor

Jason Flinn

University of Michigan

Infrastructure - 2016

Associate Professor

Nate Foster

Cornell University

Infrastructure - 2016

Professor

Andrew Gelman

Columbia University

Data Science - 2016