Michael Bernstein

Associate Professor, Stanford University

2021 Patrick J. McGovern Tech for Humanity Prize Changemaker

Michael Bernstein 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. His research has won eight best paper awards at top venues 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. He has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the UIST Lasting Impact Award.

Michael's collaboration with Niloufar Salehi (UC Berkeley), Lilly Irani (UC San Diego), and online workers demonstrated the first socio-technical system to support collective action for online workers, called We Are Dynamo. His team also developed an online research environment to support upward educational and career mobility worldwide through access to online research experiences at top-tier universities. Michael and his students have also further developed systems to ensure fair wages for crowd workers, as well as systems that help bring community members into contact with diverse perspectives—which were used by Coursera to connect thousands of students worldwide, and by Mozilla to generate new accessibility concepts for Firefox. 

Michael 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.

Learn more about Michael's Changemaker project.


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