My research applies a computational lens to empower large groups of people connecting and working online. I design systems that enable crowds and social networks to connect more effectively and 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 Best Paper awards and nominations at premier venues in human-computer interaction and social computing (ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, AAAI ISWSM). Michael has been recognized as a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, and has been awarded the Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, and the George M. Sprowls Award for best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT. He holds a bachelors degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University as well as a masters and Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.
Our work is made possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation, the Stanford Cyber Initiative, the SAIL-Toyota Center, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Hasso Plattner Research Design Thinking Research Program, Microsoft Research, Google Research, Yahoo! Research, Accenture Technology Labs, and Adobe Research.