Dr Yong Ming Kow is a social computing scientist in the field of human-computer interaction. His research focuses on studies of community cultures around media design and development as informed by ethnography. In particular, he is investigating collaborative work and practices within research areas including computer games, peer production, digital youth, and novel uses of media artifacts. Yong Ming has also published extensively in other conferences, journals, and book chapters on digital media and learning, computer games, and on China.
Kow has served as a Paper Co-chair at the iConference, and at the Chinese CHI conference. He has also served on program committees and in co-chair positions at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference and the Human-Centered Computing conference. He has reviewed papers for CHI, CSCW, Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Interacting with Computers, New Media and Society, and for grant applications. He is currently the Treasury of the newly inaugurated Chinese DiGRA chapter.