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Yubo Kou

Assistant Professor

Email:
ykou@fsu.edu
Office:
LSB 232

Yubo Kou is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the Florida State University starting from August 2018. His research interests lie in the areas of human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, social media research, and game research.

Prior to joining FSU, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Colin M. Gray and Dr. Robin Adams at Purdue University from August 2016 to July 2018, focusing on understanding the role of social media in user experience designers' design practices.

He received a Ph.D. degree in informatics from the University of California, Irvine, where he worked with Dr. Bonnie Nardi on online governance and civic computing in China. He received a M.S. degree in computer science from Renmin University of China, and a B.A. degree in computational and applied linguistics from Peking University.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Information and Computer Sciences...Department of Informatics, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • M.S. in Computer Science...Department of Computer Science, Renmin University of China, China
  • B.A. in Computational and Applied Linguistics...Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, China

Research Interests

computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, social media, video game

Publications & Research

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)
  • Yubo Kou, Colin M. Gray, Austin L. Toombs, and Robin S. Adams. (2018). Understanding Social Roles in an Online Community of Volatile Practice: A Study of User Experience Practitioners on Reddit, ACM Transactions on Social Computing.
  • Yubo Kou and Xinning Gui. (2018). Entangled with Numbers: Quantified Self and Others in a Team-Based Online Game, PACMHCI, 2, CSCW, Article 93, (November 2018). (CSCW'2018 second cycle) Honorable Mention Award
  • Yubo Kou and Colin M. Gray. (2018). “What do you recommend a complete beginner like me to practice?": Professional Self-Disclosure in an Online Community, PACMHCI, 2, CSCW, Article 94, (November 2018). (CSCW'2018 second cycle)
  • Yao Li, Yubo Kou, Je Seok Lee, and Alfred Kobsa. (2018). Tell Me Before You Stream Me: Managing Information Disclosure in Video Game Live Streaming, PACMHCI, 2, CSCW, Article 107, (November 2018). (CSCW'2018 second cycle)
  • Yubo Kou and Colin M. Gray. (2017). Supporting Distributed Critique through Interpretation and Sense-making in an Online Creative Community, PACMHCI, 1, CSCW, Article 60, (November 2017). (CSCW'2018 online first).
  • Yubo Kou, Xinning Gui, Yunan Chen, and Kathleen Pine. (2017). Conspiracy Talk on Social Media: Collective Sensemaking during a Public Health Crisis, PACMHCI, 1, CSCW, Article 61, (November 2017). (CSCW'2018 online first).
  • Yubo Kou, Xinning Gui, Shaozeng Zhang, and Bonnie Nardi. (2017). Managing Disruptive Behavior through Non-Hierarchical Governance: Crowdsourcing in League of Legends and Weibo, PACMHCI, 1, CSCW, Article 62, (November 2017). (CSCW'2018 online first).
  • Xinning Gui, Yu Chen, Yubo Kou, Kathleen Pine, and Yunan Chen. (2017). Investigating Support Seeking from Peers for Pregnancy in Online Health Communities, PACMHCI, 1, CSCW, Article 50, (November 2017). (CSCW'2018 online first).
  • Yubo Kou, Yong Ming Kow, Xinning Gui, Waikuen Cheng. (2017). One Social Movement, Two Social Media Sites: A Comparative Study of Public Discourses, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 26, 4-6, 807-836.
  • Yubo Kou and Bonnie Nardi. (2016). Rethinking Civic Computing in China, First Monday, 21(7).
Conference Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)
  • Yubo Kou and Colin M. Gray. (2018). Distinctions between the Communication of Experiential and Academic Design Knowledge: A Linguistic Analysis, Design Research Society (DRS), Limerick, Ireland.
  • Yubo Kou, Colin M. Gray, Austin Toombs, and Bonnie Nardi. (2018). The Politics of Titling: The Representation of Countries in CHI Papers, alt.CHI 2018, Montréal, Canada.
  • Yubo Kou and Bonnie Nardi. (2018). Complex Mediation in the Formation of Political Opinions, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montréal, Canada. Honorable Mention Award
  • Yubo Kou, Yao Li, Xinning Gui, and Eli Suzuki-Gill. (2018). Playing with Streakiness in Online Games: How Players Perceive and React to Winning and Losing Streaks in League of Legends, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montréal, Canada.
  • Xinning Gui, Yubo Kou, Kathleen Pine, Elisa Ladaw, Harold Kim, Eli Suzuki-Gill, and Yunan Chen. (2018). Multidimensional Risk Communication: Public discourse on Risks during an Emerging Epidemic, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montréal, Canada.
  • Colin M. Gray, Yubo Kou, Bryan Battles, Joseph Hoggatt, and Austin Toombs. (2018). The Dark (Patterns) Side of UX Design, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montréal, Canada.
  • Yubo Kou and Colin M. Gray. (2018). Towards Professionalization in an Online Community of Emerging Occupation: Discourses among UX Practitioners. ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP), FL, USA.
  • Yubo Kou, Colin M. Gray, Austin Toombs, and Robin Adams. (2018). Knowledge Production and Social Roles in an Online Community of Emerging Occupation: A Study of User Experience Practitioners on Reddit, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), HI, USA.
  • Xinning Gui, Yue Wang, Yubo Kou, Tera Leigh Reynolds, Yunan Chen, Qiaozhu Mei, and Kai Zheng. (2017). Understanding the Patterns of Health Information Dissemination on Social Media during the Zika Outbreak. American Medical Informatics Association 2017 Annual Symposium (AMIA), Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Yubo Kou, Magnus Johansson, and Harko Verhagen. (2017). Prosocial Behavior in an Online Game Community: an Ethnographic Study, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), Hyannis, MA, USA.
  • Yubo Kou. (2017). Exploring Offline Context and Consciousness in Social Media Use, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) – INTERACT, Mumbai, India.
  • Yubo Kou, Bryan Semaan, and Bonnie Nardi. (2017). A Confucian Look at Internet Censorship in China, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) – INTERACT, Mumbai, India.
  • Xinning Gui, Yubo Kou, Kathleen Pine, and Yunan Chen. (2017). Managing Uncertainty: Using Social Media for Risk Assessment during a Public Health Crisis, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Denver, CO, USA. Honorable Mention Award
  • Yubo Kou and Xinning Gui. (2017). When Code Governs Community, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), HI, USA.
  • Yubo Kou, Yong Ming Kow, and Xinning Gui. (2017). Resisting the Censorship Infrastructure in China, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), HI, USA.
  • Yubo Kou, Xinning Gui, and Yong Ming Kow. (2016). Ranking Practices and Distinction in League of Legends, ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), Austin, TX, USA.
  • Yong Ming Kow, Yubo Kou, Bryan Semaan, and Waikuen Cheng. (2016). Mediating the Undercurrents: Using Social Media to Sustain a Social Movement, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), San Jose, CA, USA. Honorable Mention Award
  • Yubo Kou, Yong Ming Kow, and Kelvin Cheng. (2015). Developing Intuitive Gestures for Spatial Interaction with Large Public Displays, HCI International, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Magnus Johansson, Harko Verhagen, and Yubo Kou. (2015). I Am Being Watched by The Tribunal-Trust and Control in Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), Monterey, CA, USA.
  • Samantha Meyer, Casey Pierce, Yubo Kou, Paul Leonardi, Bonnie Nardi, and Diane Bailey. (2015). Offshoring Digital Work, But Not Physical Output: Differential Access to Task Objects and Coordination in Globally Distributed Automotive Engineering and Graphic Design Work, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, HI, USA. Nomination for Best Paper
  • Yubo Kou and Xinning Gui. (2014). Playing with Strangers: Understanding Temporary Teams in League of Legends, ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), Toronto, Canada.
  • Yubo Kou and Bonnie Nardi. (2014). Governance in League of Legends: A Hybrid System, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Exemplary Paper
  • Yubo Kou and Bonnie Nardi. (2013). Regulating Anti-Social Behavior on the Internet: The Example of League of Legends, iConference, Fort Worth, TX, USA.​
  • Yubo Kou, Yukun Li, and Xiaofeng Meng. (2010). DSI: A Method for Indexing Large Graphs Using Distance Set. International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM), Jiuzhaigou, China.​
  • Yubo Kou, Yukun Li, Xiaofeng Meng, Xiangyu Zhang, and Jing Zhao. (2009). A Strategy for Task Mining in Personal Dataspace Management. National Database Conference (NDBC), Nanchang, China. (in Chinese)​
  • Yukun Li, Xiaofeng Meng, and Yubo Kou. (2009). An Efficient Method for Constructing Personal DataSpace. Web Information Systems and Applications Conference (WISA), Xuzhou, China. Best Paper Award
Workshop Papers and Posters (Peer Reviewed)
  • Yubo Kou and Colin M. Gray. (2018). Exploring the Knowledge Creation Practices of UX Designers on Stack Exchange, ACM Conference Companion on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Edinburgh, UK
  • Jason Brier, Colin M. Gray, and Yubo Kou. (2017). In Search of UX Translators: Analyzing Researcher-Practitioner Interactions on Twitter. ACM Conference Companion on Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Colin M. Gray and Yubo Kou. (2017). UX Practitioners’ Engagement with Intermediate-Level Knowledge. ACM Conference Companion on Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Yubo Kou and Xinning Gui. (2017). The Rise and Fall of Moral Labor in an Online Game Community, ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, Portland, OR, USA.

Grants & Awards

  • Honorable Mention Award, CSCW'2018
  • Two Special Recognitions in Review for CHI’2018
  • Honorable Mention Award, CHI’2018
  • Honorable Mention Award, CHI’2017
  • Honorable Mention Award, CHI’2016
  • Nomination for Best Paper, HICSS’2015
  • Exemplary Paper, FDG’2014
  • Best Paper, WISA’2009