My research applies a computational lens to helping groups achieve their collective goals. I design, build, and study social computing systems at scales from teams to crowds.

Michael Bernstein is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar at Stanford University, where he is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction group. His research focuses on the design of social computing and crowdsourcing systems. Michael has received eight best paper awards at premier computing venues, and he has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, as well as a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.


Amy X. ZhangAmy X. Zhang, Grant Hugh, Michael Bernstein
UIST 2020
Hancheng Cao, Vivian Yang, Victor Chen, Yu Jin Lee, Lydia Stone, Ngodjigui Junior Diarrassouba, Mark WhitingMark Whiting, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2020Honorable Mention
Pranav Khadpe, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Li Fei-Fei, Jeffrey Hancock, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2020Honorable Mention
Mark WhitingMark Whiting, Irena Gao, Michelle Xing, N'godjigui Junior Diarrassouba, Tonya Nguyen, and Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2020
Sharon ZhouSharon Zhou*, Mitchell GordonMitchell Gordon*, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Austin Narcomey, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
NeurIPS 2019Oral (top 0.5%)
Mark WhitingMark Whiting, Allie Blaising, Chloe Barreau, Laura Fiuza, Nik Marda, Melissa Valentine, and Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2019
Mark WhitingMark Whiting, Grant Hugh, and Michael Bernstein
HCOMP 2019Honorable Mention
Junwon Park, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Pranav Khadpe, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
HCOMP 2019
Vincent Chen, Paroma Varma, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Michael Bernstein, Christopher Re, Li Fei-Fei
ICCV 2019
Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
CVPR 2019
Ali AlkhatibAli Alkhatib, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2019Best Paper
Geza KovacsGeza Kovacs, Drew Mylander Gregory, Zilin Ma, Zhengxuan Wu, Golrokh Emami, Jacob Ray, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2019
Niloufar SalehiNiloufar Salehi, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2018
Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Ines Chami, Michael Bernstein, Li Fei-Fei
CVPR 2018
Ethan FastEthan Fast, Binbin Chen, Julia Mendelsohn, Jonathan Bassen, Michael S. Bernstein
CHI 2018
Daniela RetelnyDaniela Retelny, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2018
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Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Stanford University

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Teaching 2020–2021

previous courses

Teaching 2019–2020
Office hours: no regular office hours currently; advisees, look for occasional email announcements.

Ph.D. alumni
Geza Kovacs
Senior Research Scientist, Lilt
Niloufar Salehi
Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Ethan Fast
Justin Cheng
Research Scientist, Facebook Core Data Science
Daniela Retelny Blum
UX Research, Facebook
Joy Kim
Research Scientist, Adobe
Chinmay Kulkarni
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon
Postdoc alumni
Amy X. Zhang
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Mark Whiting
Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania