Early Life and Education

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I spent most of my childhood in Medford, MA and later moved to Saugus, MA. I graduated from Saugus High School in 1998.

Short Professional Biography

Ming Chow is a Senior Lecturer at the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. His areas of work are in web and mobile security and web and mobile engineering. He teaches courses largely in the undergraduate curriculum including Data Structures, Web Programming, Web Engineering, Music Apps on the iPad, Mobile Medical Devices and Apps, Senior Capstone Project, and Introduction to Computer Security. His course Introduction to Game Development was named one of the nation’s coolest engineering courses by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He was also a web application developer for ten years at Harvard University. Ming has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences including the HTCIA, OWASP, InfoSec World, Design Automation Conference (DAC), DEF CON, Intel, SOURCE, and BSides.


I have a deep passion for sports. I love playing golf and bowling. I enjoy listening to music. I particularly like U2, Metallica, and good rock and metal. I also listen to old and new Asian/Hong Kong tunes. I love playing video games when I have free time. I do not often read literary books, but I enjoy reading technical journals and periodicals to keep up with what is going on in the world.

Favorite Sport Teams

I have been a Manchester United F.C. supporter since I was in high school, circa 1995. Ditto for the Miami Hurricanes and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in college football. I also follow the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics closely.