My research applies a computational lens to extend the abilities of large groups of people online. I work on problems in human-computer interaction, crowdsourcing, and social computing. My group's goal is to help crowds and networks of people connect more effectively and toward more complex, fulfilling goals.
Michael Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction group and is a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar. His research 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 M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT, and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
CS 547: HCI Seminar
CS 247: Interaction Design Studio
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.