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 interest are web and mobile security, and Computer Science education. Ming has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences including the HTCIA, OWASP, InfoSec World, Design Automation Conference (DAC), DEF CON, Intel, SOURCE, HOPE, BSides, and ACM SIGCSE. He has served as a mentor to a BSides Las Vegas Proving Ground track speaker since 2014, a track focused on helping new speakers in the information security and hacker communities acclimate to public speaking. Ming was named the 2016 Henry and Madeline Fischer Award recipient at Tufts, awarded annually to a faculty member of the School of Engineering judged by graduating seniors of the School of Engineering to be “Engineering’s Teacher of the Year.” He was named the 2017 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising recipient at Tufts, awarded annually to a faculty member who has had a profound intellectual impact on his or her students, both inside and outside the classroom.


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.