I combine crowds with computation, designing sociotechnical supercolliders of human interest and knowledge. My group's research in human-computer interaction develops crowdsourcing systems, designs social computing environments, and mines crowd data for interactive applications.

Michael Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he directs the Human-Computer Interaction group and is a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar. His research in human-computer interaction focuses on the design of crowdsourcing and social computing systems. This work has received Best Paper awards and nominations at premier venues in human-computer interaction and social computing (ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, AAAI ISWSM). Michael has been recognized with the NSF CAREER award, as well as the George M. Sprowls Award for best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT. He holds Ph.D. and masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT, and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Learning Perceptual Kernels for Visualization Design
Çağatay Demiralp, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey Heer
InfoVis: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2014
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Collective Intelligence Handbook
Thomas Malone, Michael Bernstein
(to appear) MIT Press 2014
online chapters
Emergent, Crowd-scale Programming Practice in the IDE
Ethan Fast, Daniel Steffee, Lucy Wang, Joel Brandt, Michael Bernstein
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
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Twitch Crowdsourcing: Crowd Contributions in Short Bursts of Time
Rajan Vaish, Keith Wyngarden, Jingshu Chen, Brandon Cheung, Michael Bernstein
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
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Scalable Multi-label Annotation
Jia Deng, Olga Russakovsky, Jonathan Krause, Michael Bernstein, Alex Berg, and Li Fei-Fei
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
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Designing and Deploying Online Field Experiments
Eytan Bakshy, Dean Eckles, Michael Bernstein
WWW: International World Wide Web Conference 2014
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Scaling Short-answer Grading by Combining Peer Assessment with Algorithmic Scoring
Chinmay Kulkarni, Richard Socher, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
Learning@Scale 2014
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Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2014
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Ensemble: Exploring Complementary Strengths of Leaders and Crowds in Creative Collaboration
Joy Kim, Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2014
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Crowd-scale Interactive Formal Reasoning and Analytics
Ethan Fast, Colleen Lee, Alex Aiken, Michael Bernstein, Daphne Koller, Eric Smith
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2013
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Quantifying the Invisible Audience in Social Networks
Michael S. Bernstein, Eytan Bakshy, Moira Burke, Brian Karrer
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 honorable mention
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EmailValet: Managing Email Overload through Private, Accountable Crowdsourcing
Nicolas Kokkalis, Thomas Köhn, Carl Pfeiffer, Dima Chornyi, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2013
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The Future of Crowd Work
Aniket Kittur, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Michael S. Bernstein, Elizabeth M. Gerber, Aaron Shaw, John Zimmerman, Matthew Lease, and John J. Horton
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2013
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Crowd-Powered Systems
Michael Bernstein
PhD Dissertation 2012 George M. Sprowls Award for best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT
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Direct Answers for Search Queries in the Long Tail
Michael Bernstein, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais, Dan Liebling and Eric Horvitz
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012 honorable mention
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Analytic Methods for Optimizing Realtime Crowdsourcing
Michael Bernstein, David Karger, Rob Miller, and Joel Brandt
CI: Collective Intelligence 2012
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Who Gives A Tweet? Evaluating Microblog Content Value
Paul Andre, Michael Bernstein, and Kurt Luther
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012 honorable mention
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Crowds in Two Seconds: Enabling Realtime Crowd-Powered Interfaces
Michael Bernstein, Joel Brandt, Rob Miller, and David Karger
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2011
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4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community
Michael Bernstein, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Drew Harry, Paul Andre, Katrina Panovich, and Greg Vargas
ICWSM: International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2011 best paper
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TwitInfo: Aggregating and Visualizing Microblogs for Event Exploration
Adam Marcus, Michael Bernstein, Osama Badar, David Karger, Samuel Madden, and Rob Miller
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011
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PingPong++: Community Customization in Games and Entertainment
Xiao Xiao, Michael Bernstein, Lining Yao, David Lakatos, Lauren Gust, Kojo Acquah, and Hiroshi Ishii
ACE: International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology 2011
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Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside
Michael Bernstein, Greg Little, Rob Miller, Bjoern Hartmann, Mark Ackerman, David Karger, David Crowell, and Katrina Panovich
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2010 best student paper
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Eddi: Interactive Topic-Based Browsing of Social Status Streams
Michael Bernstein, Bongwon Suh, Lichan Hong, Jilin Chen, Sanjay Kairam, and Ed H. Chi
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2010
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Personalization via Friendsourcing
Michael Bernstein, Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 2010
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Enhancing Directed Content Sharing on the Web
Michael Bernstein, Adam Marcus, David Karger, and Rob Miller
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010
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Short and Tweet: Experiments on Recommending Content from Information Streams
Jilin Chen, Rowan Nairn, Les Nelson, Michael Bernstein, and Ed Chi
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010
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Collabio: A Game for Annotating People within Social Networks
Michael Bernstein, Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2009
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Note to Self: Examining Personal Information Keeping in a Lightweight Note-Taking Tool
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, Katrina Panovich, Greg Vargas, David Karger, and mc schraefel
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009 honorable mention
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Taskpose: Exploring Fluid Boundaries via an Associative Window Visualization
Michael Bernstein, Jeff Shrager, and Terry Winograd
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008
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Inky: A Sloppy Command Line for the Web with Rich Visual Feedback
Rob Miller, Vikki Chou, Michael Bernstein, Greg Little, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, and mc schraefel
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008
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Information Scraps: How and Why Information Eludes our Personal Information Management Tools
Michael Bernstein, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, and mc schraefel
ACM Transactions on Information Systems 2008
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Information Scraps: Understanding and Design
Michael Bernstein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology masters thesis 2008
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GUI — Phooey!: The Case for Text Input
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, David Karger, and mc schraefel
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2007
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Reflective Physical Prototyping through Integrated Design, Test, and Analysis
Björn Hartmann, Scott R. Klemmer, Michael Bernstein, Leith Abdulla, Brandon Burr, Avi Robinson-Mosher, Jennifer Gee
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2006 best paper
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Taskpose: A Dynamic Task-Based Window Management Aid
Michael Bernstein
Stanford University honors thesis 2006
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Our work is made possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Microsoft Research, Google Research, Yahoo! Research, the Hasso Plattner Research Program, HTC, and Adobe Research.