Computing platforms shape our interactions with each other, from social media, to small teams, to massive-scale collaborations, to society. Our research melds together insights from the social sciences with design and engineering to re-envision how these social platforms work.

Michael Bernstein is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he is a Bass University Fellow and STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar. His research in human-computer interaction 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, ICWSM, and UIST, and has been reported in venues such as The New York Times, Science, Wired, and The Guardian. Michael has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, UIST Lasting Impact Award, and the Patrick J. McGovern Tech for Humanity Prize. 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.

Publications

Michelle S. LamMichelle S. Lam, Mitchell L. GordonMitchell L. Gordon, Danaë Metaxa, Jeffrey T. Hancock, James A. Landay, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2022
Joon Sung ParkJoon Sung Park, Joseph SeeringJoseph Seering, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2022
Joon Sung ParkJoon Sung Park, Lindsay PopowskiLindsay Popowski, Carrie J. Cai, Meredith Ringel Morris, Percy Liang, Michael S. Bernstein
UIST 2022
Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Donsuk Li, Li Fei-Fei, Michael S. Bernstein
PNAS 2022
Mitchell L. GordonMitchell L. Gordon, Michelle S. LamMichelle S. Lam, Joon Sung ParkJoon Sung Park, Kayur Patel, Jeffrey T. Hancock, Tatsunori Hashimoto, Michael S. Bernstein
CHI 2022Best Paper
Durim MorinaDurim Morina, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2022
Christina A. Pan, Sahil Yakhmi, Tara P. Iyer, Evan Strasnick, Amy X. ZhangAmy X. Zhang, and Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2022
Xinlan Emily Hu, Rebecca Hinds, Melissa A. Valentine, Michael S. Bernstein
CSCW 2022
Joseph SeeringJoseph Seering, Brianna Dym, Geoff Kaufman, and Michael Bernstein
JOTS 2022
Michael Bernstein, Margaret Levi, David Magnus, Betsy Rajala, Debra Satz, Charla Waeiss
PNAS 2021
Ranjay KrishnaRanjay Krishna, Mitchell GordonMitchell Gordon, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
AI for HCI: Modern Approach 2021
Joon Sung ParkJoon Sung Park, Chris Donahue, Mina Lee, Siddharth Karamcheti, Dorsa Sadigh, Michael S. Bernstein
arXiv 2021
Michael Bernstein, Margaret Levi, David Magnus, Betsy Rajala, Debra Satz, Charla Waeiss
arXiv 2021
Joon Sung ParkJoon Sung Park, Michael S. Bernstein, Robin N. Brewer, Ece Kamar, Meredith Ringel Morris
AIES 2021
Mitchell GordonMitchell Gordon, Kaitlyn Zhou, Kayur Patel, Tatsunori Hashimoto, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2021
Xinlan Emily Hu, Mark WhitingMark Whiting, Michael Bernstein
CHI 2021
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
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Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Stanford University

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Teaching 2022–2023

previous courses

2013-2014
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