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 systems. This research has won best paper awards at top conferences in human-computer interaction, including CHI, CSCW, and UIST, and has been reported in venues such as The New York Times, New Scientist, Wired, and The Guardian. Michael has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Computer History Museum Patrick J. McGovern Tech for Humanity Changemaker Award. He 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.
I am on sabbatical as a CASBS Fellow in the 2021–2022 academic year. I will continue to admit and advise PhD students during sabbatical.