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

Research Director

Xavier Rival

INRIA

Infrastructure - 2016

Assistant Professor

Sanja Fidler

University of Toronto

Machine Learning - 2016

Associate Professor

Pieter Abbeel

University of California Berkeley

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Professor

Frauke Kreuter

University of Maryland

User Experience - 2016

Associate Professor

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth College

Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Kenneth Heafield

University of Edinburgh

Machine Learning - 2016

Professor

Jason Eisner

Johns Hopkins University

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016

Assistant Professor

Ryan Stutsman

University of Utah

Infrastructure - 2016

Lecturer

Eugene Jeong

Bristol

Data Science - 2016

Professor

David Jensen

University of Massachusets Amherst

Data Science - 2016

Assistant Professor

Maiken Mikkelsen

Duke University

Connectivity - 2016

Professor

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - 2016