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

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. His research has received numerous best paper awards at premier computing venues, and his Ph.D. students have gone on both to industry (e.g., Adobe Research, Facebook Data Science) and faculty positions (e.g., Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley). Michael has been recognized as a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, and has received an NSF CAREER award, an Outstanding Academic Title citation from the American Library Association, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. 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.

Recent highlights


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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CS 278: Social Computing

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Talks and travel
22 Jan
Microsoft Research
23 Jan
UC Berkeley
01 Feb
HAI Future of Work
25 Apr
Stanford in the Woods
06 May
CHI 2019
20 Jun
UIST PC Meeting
Ph.D. alumni
NiloufarNiloufar Salehi, UC Berkeley
JustinJustin Cheng, Facebook Data Science
JoyJoy Kim, Adobe Research
ChinmayChinmay Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon