Michael Bernstein will spend the fellowship year developing theory and design for pro-social social media platforms. Bernstein’s research designs, builds, and studies social computing systems at scales from teams to crowds.
He 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. This research has won best paper awards at top conferences in human-computer interaction, including CHI, CSCW, and UIST, and reported in venues such as The New York Times, New Scientist, Wired, and The Guardian. Bernstein has been recognized with an NSF CAREER Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and UIST Lasting Impact Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in computer science from MIT.