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 co-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 M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT, and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Çağatay Demiralp, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey Heer
InfoVis: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2014
Vasilis Verroios, Michael Bernstein
HCOMP: Human Computation 2014
Daniela Retelny, Sebastien Robaszkiewicz, Alexandra To, Walter Lasecki, Jay Patel, Negar Rahmati, Tulsee Doshi, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2014
best paper awardpdf · video · slides · project site
Thomas Malone, Michael Bernstein
(to appear) MIT Press 2014
Ethan Fast, Daniel Steffee, Lucy Wang, Joel Brandt, Michael Bernstein
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
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Rajan Vaish, Keith Wyngarden, Jingshu Chen, Brandon Cheung, Michael Bernstein
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
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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Eytan Bakshy, Dean Eckles, Michael Bernstein
WWW: International World Wide Web Conference 2014
Chinmay Kulkarni, Richard Socher, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
Learning@Scale 2014
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2014
Joy Kim, Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2014
Ethan Fast, Colleen Lee, Alex Aiken, Michael Bernstein, Daphne Koller, Eric Smith
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2013
Michael S. Bernstein, Eytan Bakshy, Moira Burke, Brian Karrer
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013
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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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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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Michael Bernstein
PhD Dissertation 2012
George M. Sprowls Award for best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MITpdf · video · slides
Michael Bernstein, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais, Dan Liebling and Eric Horvitz
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012
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Michael Bernstein, David Karger, Rob Miller, and Joel Brandt
CI: Collective Intelligence 2012
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Paul Andre, Michael Bernstein, and Kurt Luther
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012
honorable mentionpdf · slides · project site
Michael Bernstein, Joel Brandt, Rob Miller, and David Karger
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2011
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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 awardpdf · video · slides · project site
Adam Marcus, Michael Bernstein, Osama Badar, David Karger, Samuel Madden, and Rob Miller
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011
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
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 awardpdf · video · slides · project site
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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Michael Bernstein, Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 2010
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Michael Bernstein, Adam Marcus, David Karger, and Rob Miller
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010
Jilin Chen, Rowan Nairn, Les Nelson, Michael Bernstein, and Ed Chi
CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010
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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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 mentionpdf · project site
Michael Bernstein, Jeff Shrager, and Terry Winograd
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008
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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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Michael Bernstein, Max Van Kleek, David Karger, and mc schraefel
ACM Transactions on Information Systems 2008
Michael Bernstein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology masters thesis 2008
Max Van Kleek, Michael Bernstein, David Karger, and mc schraefel
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2007
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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 paperpdf · video · slides · project site
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.