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. His Ph.D. students have gone on both to industry (e.g., Adobe Research, Facebook Data Science, entrepreneurship) and faculty careers (e.g., Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley). 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.


Sharon ZhouSharon Zhou*, Mitchell GordonMitchell Gordon*, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Austin Narcomey, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
Oral (top 0.5%)NeurIPS 2019
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
Honorable MentionHCOMP 2019
AI-based Request Augmentation to Increase Crowdsourcing Participation
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
Best PaperCHI 2019
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
Rajan VaishRajan Vaish, Snehalkumar (Neil) S. Gaikwad, Geza KovacsGeza Kovacs, Andreas Veit, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Imanol Arrieta Ibarra, Camelia Simoiu, Michael Wilber, Serge Belongie, Sharad Goel, James Davis, Michael S. Bernstein
Honorable MentionUIST 2017
Melissa Valentine, Daniela RetelnyDaniela Retelny, Alexandra To, Negar Rahmati, Tulsee Doshi, Michael Kim, Maxine Fonua, and Michael Bernstein
Best PaperCHI 2017
Ali AlkhatibAli Alkhatib, Michael Bernstein, Margaret Levi
Honorable MentionCHI 2017
Nicolas KokkalisNicolas Kokkalis, Chengdiao Fan, Johannes Roith, Michael S. Bernstein, Scott R. Klemmer
Honorable MentionCHI 2017
Zhiyuan Lin, Niloufar SalehiNiloufar Salehi, Bowen Yao, Yiqi Chen, and Michael Bernstein
ICWSM 2017
Ranjay KrishnaRanjay 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 ChengJustin Cheng, Michael Bernstein, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec
Best PaperCSCW 2017
Nicolas KokkalisNicolas Kokkalis, Chengdiao Fan, Thomas Breier, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Joy KimJoy Kim, Maneesh Agrawala, Michael S. Bernstein
Honorable MentionCSCW 2017
Joy KimJoy 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 SalehiNiloufar Salehi, Andrew McCabe, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
Kenji Hata, Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2017
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Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Stanford University

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previous courses

Office hours: Beginning winter quarter—Thursdays 4:15-5:30pm

Talks and travel
10 Dec
22 Jan
UPenn Virtual Labs Workshop
Ph.D. students
Post-docs and research scientists
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
Director of Product, B12
Joy Kim
Research Scientist, Adobe
Chinmay Kulkarni
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon