Google Focused Research Awards

Google Focused Research Awards

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support ambitious research in computer science and engineering, we occasionally support multi-year projects through our Focused Research Awards program. The awards are for research in areas of study that are of key interest to Google as well as the research community. These unrestricted grants are for two to three years, and the recipients have the advantage of access to Google tools, technologies, and expertise.

Unlike our Faculty Research Awards program, we do not accept unsolicited applications for Focused Research Awards. As we continue to identify key areas of research that are of mutual interest to both university researchers and Google, we will provide awards to support these collaborations.

Here are our current and past Focused Award recipients and projects:

Artificial intelligence

Cloud Computing

Culturomics

Economics and market algorithms

  • Faculty at Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion, and Tel Aviv University

Energy efficiency in computing

Geo/Maps

Information retrieval, extraction, and organization

Machine learning

Machine perception

Mathematical optimization

Mobile

Natural language processing

Networking

Open standards

Privacy

Security

Social computing

Social interactions

  • Joseph Konstan, Loren Terveen, and John Riedl, University of Minnesota
  • Mor Naaman, Rutgers University; Oded Nov, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Paul Resnick, Eytan Adar, and Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan
  • Marti Hearst, University of California Berkeley
  • David Karger and Rob Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Robert Kraut, Laura Dabbish, Jason Hong, and Aniket Kittur, Carnegie Mellon University

Software and hardware systems infrastructure

Structured Data
  • Jeff Naughton, AnHai Doan, Jignesh Patel, Chris Re, University of Wisconsin
  • Mike Carey, University of California Irvine

Unlike our Faculty Research Awards program, we do not accept unsolicited applications for Focused Research Awards. As we continue to identify key areas of research that are of mutual interest to both university researchers and Google, we will provide awards to support these collaborations.