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Facebook Research Application Deadline: December 7, 2017
Amount: $50,000 per award
Focus Areas:
  • Hardware and Software Systems – Five (5) awards available.
  • Computer Communications and Networking – Five (5) awards available.

Facebook Research is providing two Requests for Proposals to university faculty to submit short applications (2 pages) in the following areas:

Hardware and Software Systems
For research at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning, including, but not limited to: 

  • Machine learning benchmarks (especially beyond computer vision)
  • Workload characterization tools and techniques for machine learning applications
  • Hardware architectures for efficient and scalable machine learning
  • Machine learning frameworks and compiler flows to facilitate efficiency, portability, and interoperability
  • Techniques to facilitate machine learning on resource-constrained edge devices
  • System impact of distributed training including issues related to computing, networking, and storage
  • Approaches that apply machine learning for research in traditional hardware and software systems
  • System analysis and optimization of machine learning approaches beyond deep learning
Computer Communications and Networking
A wide range of networking research, including, but not limited to: 
  • Network architectures and algorithms
  • Routing, traffic engineering, switching, and addressing
  • Network monitoring and diagnosis
  • Internet traffic and content (including video) distribution networks
  • Operating system and host support for networking
  • Measurement of and statistics methods/machine learning/data mining applied to networks
  • Network management and operations

 For more information go to the Facebook Research website.

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