Envisioning, Exploring, and Shaping the Future Together

Disruptive ideas need to be nurtured. VMware collaborates with the world’s leading faculty to develop and incubate innovative research approaches, and to accelerate the transformation of ideas into world-class technology solutions.

Programs

Faculty Research Collaborations

Scholar-in-Residence

Systems Research Award

IT Academy Instructor Opportunities

Early Career Faculty Grants

Academic Software Licensing

 

Faculty Research Collaborations

VMware is committed to sponsoring academic research in areas of importance to the future of computing. Our support for faculty enables graduate student researchers and post-docs, and helps to cover the expenses involved in developing new technology in a university setting. Some recent faculty research collaborations include:

  • Arizona State University
  • Bar Ilan University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • ETH Zürich
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Imperial College London
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Technion
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University College London
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison

VMware Systems Research Award

VMware’s annual Systems Research Award recognizes early career systems researchers who have made notable contributions to computer science systems research, and who demonstrate an outstanding level of innovation, academic research leadership, and industry impact with their work. The recognition includes a $100,000 gift to the researcher’s university in support of his/her research. Eligible faculty must be within five years of their first tenure-track appointment.

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Early Career Faculty Grants

The Early Career Faculty Grant program is intended to recognize the next generation of exceptional faculty members. A gift to the researcher’s university is made in support of his/her research and to promote excellence in teaching. Early career faculty must be within five years of their first tenure-track appointment. Recent grants include:
2022 Cohort:
  • Ang Chen, Rice University
  • Josiah Hester, Northwestern University
  • Gennady Pekhimenko, University of Toronto
  • Natacha Crooks, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sanidhya Kashyap, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
2021 Cohort:
  • Baris Kasikci, University of Michigan
  • Reza Shokri, National University of Singapore
  • Yufei Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Caroline Trippel, Stanford University
  • Leilani Battle, University of Maryland
2020 Cohort:
  • Cristiano Giuffrida, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Alvin Cheung, University of California, Berkeley
  • Brandon Lucia, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yiying Zhang, University of Califorinia, San Diego
  • Baishakhi Ray, Columbia University
2019 Cohort:
  • Ryan Stutsman, University of Utah
  • Vincent Liu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jana Giceva, Imperial College London
  • Ling Ren, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Kartik Nayak, Duke University
  • Fahad Dogar, Tufts University
  • Mosharraf Chowdhury, University of Michigan
2018 Cohort:
  • Ding Yuan, University of Toronto
  • Bharath Raghavan, University of Southern California
  • Aurojit Panda, New York University
  • Aruna Balasubramanian, Stony Brook University
  • Taesoo Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
2017 Cohort:
  • Tim Kraska, Brown University
  • Don Porter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Minlan Yu, Yale University
  • Mahesh Balakrishnan, Yale University
  • Eno Thereska, Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Cohort:
  • Mohammad Alizadeh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peter Bailis, Stanford University
  • Chris Rossbach, University of Texas, Austin
  • Simon Peter, University of Texas, Austin
  • Vijay Chidambaram, University of Texas, Austin
2015 Cohort:
  • Xi Wang, University of Washington
2014 Cohort:
  • Dan Boneh, Stanford University
  • Keith Winstein, Stanford University
  • Matei Zaharia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Scholar-in-Residence

The Scholar-in-Residence (SiR) program brings together exceptional university faculty with VMware researchers for deeper collaboration over a specific time period. SiRs often takes place during a faculty member’s summer break or sabbatical year. Collaboration focuses on research objectives mutually defined in advance. Recent scholars include leading faculty from:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bar Ilan University
  • Technion
  • Tel Aviv University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For a listing of current open positions, visit our careers page.

 

IT Academy Instructor Opportunities

Full- or part-time faculty members at eligible institutions can build their technical expertise and teach new technology skills as a VMware IT Academy instructor. See the VMware IT Academy pages for details.

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Academic Software Licensing

VMware offers academic software licensing to educational institutions for teaching, research and personal discovery. (Software licensed for academic use cannot be used for campus infrastructure, non-academic purposes, or any for-profit activity.)

Eligibility

  • Accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions world wide that offer 2, 3, or 4 year programs (or equivalent).
  • Career or technical schools offering accredited degrees or certificates through in-person or distance education programs.
  • Secondary education (ages 14-17).