My research applies a computational lens to empower large groups of people connecting and working online. I design crowdsourcing and social computing systems that enable people to connect 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 seven Best Paper awards and fourteen honorable mentions at premier venues in human-computer interaction. Michael has been recognized as a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, and has received an NSF CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and Outstanding Academic Title citation from the American Library Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and a master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

Recent highlights

Best Paper, CSCW 2017

Best Paper, CHI 2016

Best Paper, UIST 2014

Publications

Flash Organizations: Crowdsourcing Complex Work by Structuring Crowds As Organizations
Melissa Valentine, Daniela Retelny, Alexandra To, Negar Rahmati, Tulsee Doshi, Michael Kim, Maxine Fonua, and Michael Bernstein
Best PaperCHI 2017
pdf coming soon
Ali Alkhatib, Michael Bernstein, Margaret Levi
Honorable MentionCHI 2017
Nicolas Kokkalis, Chengdiao Fan, Johannes Roith, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
Honorable MentionCHI 2017
Zhiyuan Lin, Niloufar Salehi, Bowen Yao, Yiqi Chen, and Michael Bernstein
ICWSM 2017
Ranjay Krishna, Yuke Zhu, Oliver Groth, Justin Johnson, Kenji Hata, Joshua Kravitz, Stephanie Chen, Yannis Kalantidis, Li Jia-Li, David Ayman Shamma, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
IJCV 2017
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec
Best PaperCSCW 2017
Nicolas Kokkalis, Chengdiao Fan, Thomas Breier, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Joy Kim, Maneesh Agrawala, Michael S. Bernstein
Honorable MentionCSCW 2017
Joy Kim, Sarah Sterman, Allegra Argent Beal Cohen, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Mark E. Whiting, Dilrukshi Gamage, Snehalkumar (Neil) S. Gaikwad, Aaron Gilbee, Shirish Goyal, Alipta Ballav, Dinesh Majeti, Nalin Chhibber, Angela Richmond-Fuller, Freddie Vargus, Tejas Seshadri Sarma, Varshine Chandrakanthan, Teogenes Moura, Mohamed Hashim Salih, Gabriel Bayomi Tinoco Kalejaiye, Adam Ginzberg, Catherine A. Mullings, Yoni Dayan, Kristy Milland, Henrique Orefice, Jeff Regino, Sayna Parsi, Kunz Mainali, Vibhor Sehgal, Sekandar Matin, Akshansh Sinha, Rajan Vaish, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Niloufar Salehi, Andrew McCabe, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Kenji Hata, Ranjay Krishna, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Snehalkumar (Neil) S. Gaikwad, Durim Morina, Adam Ginzberg, Catherine Mullings, Shirish Goyal, Dilrukshi Gamage, Christopher Diemert, Mathias Burton, Sharon Zhou, Mark Whiting, Karolina Ziulkoski, Alipta Ballav, Aaron Gilbee, Senadhipathige S. Niranga, Vibhor Sehgal, Jasmine Lin, Leonardy Kristianto, Angela Richmond-Fuller, Jeff Regino, Nalin Chhibber, Dinesh Majeti, Sachin Sharma, Kamila Mananova, Dinesh Dhakal, William Dai, Victoria Purynova, Samarth Sandeep, Varshine Chandrakanthan, Tejas Sarma, Sekandar Matin, Ahmed Nasser, Rohit Nistala, Alexander Stolzoff, Kristy Milland, Vinayak Mathur, Rajan Vaish, Michael S. Bernstein
UIST 2016
Cewu Lu*, Ranjay Krishna*, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
oralECCV 2016
Ryo Suzuki, Niloufar Salehi, Michelle S. Lam, Juan C. Marroquin, Michael S. Bernstein
CHI 2016
Ranjay Krishna, Kenji Hata, Stephanie Chen, Joshua Kravitz, David A. Shamma, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2016
Ethan Fast, William McGrath, Pranav Rajpurkar, Michael Bernstein
Honorable MentionCHI 2016
Ethan Fast, Binbin Chen, Michael Bernstein
Best PaperCHI 2016
Jeffrey Bigham, Michael Bernstein and Eytan Adar
MIT Press 2015
Thomas Malone, Michael Bernstein
MIT Press 2015
Michael S. Bernstein, Greg Little, Robert C. Miller, Bjoern Hartmann, Mark Ackerman, David R. Karger, David Crowell, and Katrina Panovich
research highlightCACM 2015
Justin Johnson, Ranjay Krishna, Michael Stark, Li-Jia Li, David Ayman Shamma, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
CVPR 2015
Joy Kim, Mira Dontcheva, Wilmot Li, Michael S. Bernstein, Daniela Steinsapir
honorable mentionCHI 2015
Walter Lasecki, Juho Kim, Nicholas Rafter, Onkur Sen, Jeffrey Bigham, and Michael Bernstein
honorable mentionCHI 2015
Justin Cheng, Jaime Teevan, Michael Bernstein
honorable mentionCHI 2015
Justin Cheng, Jaime Teevan, Shamsi Iqbal, Michael Bernstein
honorable mentionCHI 2015
Niloufar Salehi, Lilly Irani, Michael Bernstein, Ali Alkhatib, Eva Ogbe, Kristy Milland, Clickhappier
honorable mentionCHI 2015
Yasmine Kotturi, Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
L@S 2015
Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
L@S 2015
Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein
honorable mentionCSCW 2015
Chinmay Kulkarni, Julia Cambre, Yasmine Kotturi, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott Klemmer
CSCW 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
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Ph.D. alumni
Daniela Retelny, B12
Joy Kim
Chinmay Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon
Teaching
Spring

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Our work is made possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Stanford Cyber Initiative, SAIL-Toyota Center, Stanford Data Science Initiative, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program, Stanford Computer Forum, Office of Naval Research, Microsoft Research, Google Research, Yahoo! Research, Accenture Technology Labs, and Adobe Research.