My research applies a computational lens to empower large groups of people connecting and working online. I design systems that enable crowds and social networks to connect more effectively and toward more complex, fulfilling goals.

Michael Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction group. His research focuses on the design of crowdsourcing and social computing systems. This work has received five Best Paper awards and eleven honorable mentions at premier venues in human-computer interaction and social computing. Michael has been recognized as a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, and awarded the George M. Sprowls award, NSF CAREER Award, and Sloan Fellowship. He holds a bachelor's degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and a master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

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Ethan Fast, Binbin Chen, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2016
Best Paperpdf
Ethan Fast, William McGrath, Pranav Rajpurkar, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2016
Honorable Mentionpdf
Ranjay Krishna, Kenji Hata, Stephanie Chen, Joshua Kravitz, David A. Shamma, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2016
Ryo Suzuki, Niloufar Salehi, Michelle S. Lam, Juan C. Marroquin, Michael S. Bernstein
CHI 2016
Michael S. Bernstein, Greg Little, Robert C. Miller, Bjoern Hartmann, Mark Ackerman, David R. Karger, David Crowell, and Katrina Panovich
CACM 2015
research highlightpdf · video
Justin Johnson, Ranjay Krishna, Michael Stark, Li-Jia Li, David Ayman Shamma, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
CVPR 2015
Niloufar Salehi, Lilly Irani, Michael Bernstein, Ali Alkhatib, Eva Ogbe, Kristy Milland, Clickhappier
CHI 2015
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Justin Cheng, Jaime Teevan, Shamsi Iqbal, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2015
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Justin Cheng, Jaime Teevan, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2015
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Walter Lasecki, Juho Kim, Nicholas Rafter, Onkur Sen, Jeffrey Bigham, and Michael Bernstein
CHI 2015
honorable mentionpdf
Joy Kim, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Michael S. Bernstein, Daniela Steinsapir
CHI 2015
honorable mentionpdf · slides · project site
Chinmay Kulkarni, Julia Cambre, Yasmine Kotturi, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
CSCW 2015
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2015
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
L@S 2015
Yasmine Kotturi, Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
L@S 2015
Thomas Malone, Michael Bernstein
(to appear) MIT Press 2015
Jeffrey Bigham, Michael Bernstein and Eytan Adar
(to appear) MIT Press 2015
Olga Russakovsky, Jia Deng, Hao Su, Jonathan Krause, Sanjeev Satheesh, Sean Ma, Zhiheng Huang, Andrej Karpathy, Aditya Khosla, Michael Bernstein, Alexander C. Berg, Li Fei-Fei
IJCV 2015
Çağatay Demiralp, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey Heer
InfoVis 2014
Vasilis Verroios, Michael Bernstein
HCOMP 2014
pdf · slides
Daniela Retelny, Sebastien Robaszkiewicz, Alexandra To, Walter Lasecki, Jay Patel, Negar Rahmati, Tulsee Doshi, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein
UIST 2014
best paper awardpdf · video · slides · project site
Ethan Fast, Daniel Steffee, Lucy Wang, Joel Brandt, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2014
pdf · slides
Rajan Vaish, Keith Wyngarden, Jingshu Chen, Brandon Cheung, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2014
Jia Deng, Olga Russakovsky, Jonathan Krause, Michael Bernstein, Alex Berg, and Li Fei-Fei
CHI 2014
pdf · slides
Eytan Bakshy, Dean Eckles, Michael Bernstein
WWW 2014
Chinmay Kulkarni, Richard Socher, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
L@S 2014
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2014
Ethan Fast, Colleen Lee, Alex Aiken, Michael Bernstein, Daphne Koller, Eric Smith
UIST 2013
Michael S. Bernstein, Eytan Bakshy, Moira Burke, Brian Karrer
CHI 2013
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Nicolas Kokkalis, Thomas Köhn, Carl Pfeiffer, Dima Chornyi, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
CSCW 2013
pdf · video · slides · project site
Aniket Kittur, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Michael S. Bernstein, Elizabeth M. Gerber, Aaron Shaw, John Zimmerman, Matthew Lease, and John J. Horton
CSCW 2013
pdf · slides
Michael Bernstein
PhD 2012
George M. Sprowls Award for best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MITpdf · video · slides · archived job search research statement · archived job search teaching statement
Michael Bernstein, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais, Dan Liebling and Eric Horvitz
chi 2012
honorable mentionpdf · slides
Michael Bernstein, David Karger, Rob Miller, and Joel Brandt
Collective Intelligence 2012
pdf · slides
Paul Andre, Michael Bernstein, and Kurt Luther
cscw 2012
honorable mentionpdf · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Joel Brandt, Rob Miller, and David Karger
UIST 2011
pdf · video · slides
Michael Bernstein, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Drew Harry, Paul Andre, Katrina Panovich, and Greg Vargas
ICWSM 2011
best paper awardpdf · video · slides · project site
Adam Marcus, Michael Bernstein, Osama Badar, David Karger, Samuel Madden, and Rob Miller
CHI 2011
Xiao Xiao, Michael Bernstein, Lining Yao, David Lakatos, Lauren Gust, Kojo Acquah, and Hiroshi Ishii
ACE 2011
Michael Bernstein, Greg Little, Rob Miller, Bjoern Hartmann, Mark Ackerman, David Karger, David Crowell, and Katrina Panovich
UIST 2010
best student paper awardpdf · video · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Bongwon Suh, Lichan Hong, Jilin Chen, Sanjay Kairam, and Ed H. Chi
UIST 2010
pdf · video · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz
TOCHI 2010
pdf · video · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Adam Marcus, David Karger, and Rob Miller
CHI 2010
Jilin Chen, Rowan Nairn, Les Nelson, Michael Bernstein, and Ed Chi
CHI 2010
Michael Bernstein, Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz
UIST 2009
pdf · video · slides · project site
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, Katrina Panovich, Greg Vargas, David Karger, and mc schraefel
CHI 2009
honorable mentionpdf · project site
Michael Bernstein, Jeff Shrager, and Terry Winograd
UIST 2008
pdf · slides
Rob Miller, Vikki Chou, Michael Bernstein, Greg Little, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, and mc schraefel
UIST 2008
pdf · video · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, and mc schraefel
TOIS 2008
Michael Bernstein
Masters Thesis masters thesis 2008
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, David Karger, and mc schraefel
UIST 2007
pdf · video · slides · project site
Björn Hartmann, Scott R. Klemmer, Michael Bernstein, Leith Abdulla, Brandon Burr, Avi Robinson-Mosher, Jennifer Gee
UIST 2006
best paperpdf · video · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein
Honors Thesis honors thesis 2006
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Talks and travel
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MIT Media Lab
09 May
Ph.D. alumni
Chinmay Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon
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Our work is made possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation, the Stanford Cyber Initiative, the SAIL-Toyota Center, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Hasso Plattner Research Design Thinking Research Program, Microsoft Research, Google Research, Yahoo! Research, Accenture Technology Labs, and Adobe Research.