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.
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.