My research applies a computational lens to extend the abilities of crowds — large groups of people 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 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.
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.