SONY

SONY
RESEARCH AWARD
PROGRAM

It's time to innovate

As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, India, and select European countries, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 USD* per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties and research institutions to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to all award recipients in the Sony Research Award Program! We sincerely look forward to working closely with you.

2021 (more pending)

  • Professor Gedas Bertasius, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  • Professor Federico Capasso, Harvard University, United States
  • Professor Jia Deng, Princeton University, United States
  • Professor Guillermo Gallego, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Professor Aditya Grover, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Professor Cho-Jui Hsieh, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Professor Dongyeop Kang, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States
  • Professor Saturnino Luz, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Professor Stephen Morris, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Professor Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California, United States
  • Professor Srijith P.K, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
  • Professor Bryan Pardo, Northwestern University, United States
  • Professor Arpita Patra, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Professor Jose Principe, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • Professor Ravi Ramamoorthi, University of California, San Diego, United States
  • Professor Sebastian Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Professor Alireza Vahid, University of Colorado Denver, United States
  • Professor Xiaolong Wang, University of California, San Diego, United States
  • Professor Benjamin Williams, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Professor Lei Zhou, University of Texas at Austin, United States

2020 (more renewals pending)

  • Professor Jacob Andreas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Professor Veselka Boeva, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Professor Changhyun Choi, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States
  • Professor Steven Cummer, Duke University, United States
  • Professor Guido de Croon, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Professor Krzysztof Gajos, Harvard University, United States
  • Professor Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Professor Aman Haque, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • Professor Felix Heide, Princeton University, United States
  • Professor Chia Wei Hsu, University of Southern California, United States
  • Professor Kyle Jamieson, Princeton University, United States
  • Professor Evangelos Kalogerakis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
  • Professor Patanjali Kambhampati, McGill University, Canada
  • Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, United States
  • Professor Fenglong Ma, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • Professor Shuji Nakamura, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
  • Professor VP Nguyen, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
  • Professor Deepak Pathak, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Professor Marc Pollefeys, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Professor Fang Song, Portland State University, United States
  • Professor Natalie Stingelin, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Professor Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, United States
  • Professor Joerg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Professor Jun Yao, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
  • Professor Junming Yin, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Professor Mark Brongersma, Stanford University, United States**
  • Professor Siyang Cao, University of Arizona, United States**
  • Professor Virginia de Sa, University of California, San Diego, United States**
  • Professor Mohit Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States**
  • Professor Po-Chun Hsu, Duke University, United States**
  • Professor Dimitris Papailiopoulos, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States**
  • Professor Daniel Sanchez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States**
  • Professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, United States**
  • Professor Zhou Yu, Columbia University, United States**
  • Professor Jun-Yan Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University, United States**

2019

  • Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto
  • Professor Farrokh Ayazi, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professor Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal
  • Professor Mark Brongersma, Stanford University
  • Professor Siyang Cao, University of Arizona
  • Professor Virginia de Sa, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor Kenan Gundogdu, North Carolina State University
  • Professor Mohit Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professor Po-Chun Hsu, Duke University
  • Professor Yong Jae Lee, University of California, Davis
  • Professor Jian Lin, University of Missouri
  • Professor Pedro Lopes, University of Chicago
  • Professor Xiaoping Qian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professor Xiang Ren, University of Southern California
  • Professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Akane Sano, Rice University
  • Professor Randy Sweis, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Professor Zhou Yu, University of California, Davis
  • Professor Xinyu Zhang, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor Jun-Yan Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Pulkit Agrawal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**
  • Professor David Bishop, Boston University**
  • Professor Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University**
  • Professor Jonathan Fan, Stanford University**
  • Professor Song Han, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**
  • Professor Xingjie Ni, The Pennsylvania State University**
  • Professor Dimitris Papailiopoulos, University of Wisconsin-Madison**
  • Professor Daniel Sanchez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**
  • Professor Ted Sargent, University of Toronto**

2018

  • Professor Pulkit Agrawal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor David Bishop, Boston University
  • Professor Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University
  • Professor Jonathan Fan, Stanford University
  • Professor Katerina Fragkiadaki, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Bolin Liao, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Professor Patrick Lin, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Professor Wojciech Matusik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Xingjie Ni, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Professor Dimitris Papailiopoulos, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professor Alexander Rush, Cornell University
  • Professor Ted Sargent, University of Toronto
  • Professor Sebastian Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Muhammad Shahzad, North Carolina State University
  • Professor Todd Sulchek, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professor Shimeng Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professor John Zhang, Dartmouth College
  • Professor Song Han, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**
  • Professor Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University**
  • Professor Daniel Sanchez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology**

2017

  • Professor Faramarz Fekri, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professor Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin
  • Professor Song Han, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor Daniel Sanchez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor Xinyu Zhang, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor Stefano Ermon, Stanford University**
  • Professor Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University**
  • Professor Shivendra Panwar, New York University**

2016

  • Professor Dirk Bernhardt-Walther, University of Toronto
  • Professor Stefano Ermon, Stanford University
  • Professor Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University
  • Professor Scott Kuindersma, Harvard University
  • Professor Bruno Olshausen, University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Shivendra Panwar, New York University
  • *Awards will be paid in USD or the respective currency depending on the country of the participating university/institution.
  • **Renewed Research Collaboration