Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty Profiles

DR Jude Yew
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

Office: AS6/03-19
Email: jude.yew@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6516 5989
Homepage: http://judeyew.net
| Brief Introduction | Teaching Areas | Research Interests | Publications

Brief Introduction Top

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore. I joined CNM in 2012 after finishing a Ph.D. and Postodoc at the University of Michigan. My research is focused on studying and designing social computing systems that encourage prosocial behavior.Specifically, I'm interested in understanding, modeling, predicting, and designing for prosocial human behavior within sociotechnical systems. I've studied and designed environments for large scale scientific collaboration, the use of social tagging in learning, and the sharing and reuse of user-generated content in online communities. I've received funding from the NSF and the Rackham Graduate School for this work.

Teaching Areas Top

  • NM3226 Interactive Entertainment Design Methods
  • NM4209 Advanced Game Design Project
  • NM5214 Interactive Media to Support Participation

Research Interests Top

  • Design of Social Computing systems
  • Design for open collaboration, social participation and sharing
  • Moral Affordances
  • Environments for creative production and performance
  • Content sharing networks
  • data analytics for social good

Publications Top


  • Bos, N., Zimmerman, A., Olson, J. S., Yew, J., Yerkie, J., Dahl, E., Cooney, D., & Olson, G. M. (2008). “From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories.” In Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, & Nathan Bos (Eds.), Scientific Collaboration on the Internet. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.


  • Shamma, D. A., Kennedy, L., Yew, J. & Churchill, E. F. (2011). “Viral Actions: Towards Predicting Viral Videos Using Synchronous Sharing Behaviors”. In Proc. of the 5h international AAAI conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2011). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Yew, J., Shamma, D. A., & Churchill, E. F. (2011). “Knowing Funny: Genre Perception and Categorization in Social Video Sharing”. In Proc. of the 29h international conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011). Vancouver, BC.
  • Yew, J. & Shamma, D. A. (2011). “Know Your Data: Understanding Implicit Usage versus Explicit Action in Video Content Classification.” In Proc. IS&T/SPIE Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Science & Technology, SPIE, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • Dawood, R., Yew, J., & Jackson, S. J. (2010). “Location Aware Applications to Support Mobile Food Vendors in the Developing World.” In Proc. of the 28th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2010). Atlanta, GA.
  • Cheliotis, G. & Yew, J. (2009). “An Analysis of the Social Structure of Remix Culture”. In Proc. Fourth International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2009, Penn. State Univ., USA, June 2009. Springer Verlag, Berlin.
  • Hemphill, L. & Yew, J. (2007). “Twiki and WetPaint: Two wikis in academic environments.” Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Bos, N., Zimmerman, A., Olson, J., Yew, J., Yerkie, J., Dahl, E., et. al. (2007). From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2), article 16. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/bos.html
  • Yew, J., Gibson, F. & Teasley, S. (2006). “Learning by Tagging: The Role of Social Tagging in Group Knowledge Formation”. In, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2006. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol2no4/yew.htm
  • Yew, J., Gibson, F. & Teasley, S. (2006). “Learning by tagging: Group knowledge formation in a self-organizing learning community”. In, Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Learning sciences (Bloomington, Indiana, June 27 - July 01, 2006). International Conference on Learning Sciences. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 1010-1011.
  • Yew, J. (2005). “Collaborative Narratives: Collaborative Learning in the Blogosphere”. In, C. K. Looi, D. Jonassen & M. Ikeda (Eds.) , Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed the Learning Sciences: Sharing Good Practices of Research, Experimentation and Innovation. Volume 133, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. (pp. 1023 – 1024). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.


  • Yew, J., Zimmerman, A., Hedstrom, H., Kumar, P., McDonald, R., Myers, J., and Plale, B. (2012). SEAD: A system to support active and social data curation in sustainability science. Presented at Coming Together Around Data, a PI Meeting for DataNet and INTEROP, January 25-27, 2012, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Dawood, R., Jackson, S. J., & Yew, J. (2010). “Supporting the Information Needs of Microentrepreneurs in the Developing World: The Case of Indonesian Mobile Food Cart Vendors”. Intl. Conf. on Information and Communication Technologies and Development 2010, Dec. 13 – 16, 2010. London, UK.
  • Yew, J. (2009). “Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior”. GROUP2009: ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, May 10 – 13, 2009, Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Yew, J. (2009). “Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior”. Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) Dissertation Poster Session, Feb. 13, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Yew, J. (2006). “Learning by Tagging: Group Knowledge Formation in a Self-organizing Learning Community”. International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2006), June 27 – July 1, 2006, Bloomington, IN.


  • Yew, J. (2012). “Social Performances: A Sociotechnical Framework for Understanding Online Prosociality”. In Extended Abstracts of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems workshop: Identity, Performativity, and HCI (CHI ’12). Austin, TX, May 2012.
  • Yew, J. (2010). “Social Performances: Understanding Open Sharing and Remix Culture”. Doctoral Colloquium presentation at the 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010). Savannah, GA.
  • Buyuktur, A.G., Batcheller, A., Burton, M., Cook, E., Yew, J., & Jackson, S.J. (2009) "Distributing Science: Architecture, Participation, and Boundary Work in Online Citizen Science Projects." Presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), October 2009.
  • Yew, J. (2009). “Social Performances: Understanding the Motivations for Online Participatory Behavior”. Boaster Presentation at Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC 2009) Boaster Presentation, Fraser, CO.
  • Yew, J. , Gibson, F. P., & Teasley, S. (2007). “Learning by tagging: The role of social tagging in group knowledge formation”. Proc. of the Workshop " BOF - Between Ontologies and Folksonomies" held in conjunction with the International Conference Communities and Technologies 2007, Michigan State University 28 June 2007, Michigan, USA, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073
  • Yew, J. (2007). “Blogging and the challenge of technological and social infrastructure in Singapore”, Presentation at Connections 2007, Philadelphia, PA.


  • Antin, J,, Chi, E. H., Lampe, C., Paul, S. A., Shaw, A. D., Wiggins, A., & Yew J. (Panel Chair). “Apples to Oranges: Comparing Across Studies of Open Collaboration/Peer Production”. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (Wikisym2011). Mountain view, CA. Oct. 3 – 5, 2011.
  • Teasley, S.D., Wulf, V., Cook, E., Hemphill, L., & Yew, J. “The Missing Chapters: Learning Sciences Beyond the Classroom”. Preconference workshop. International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS2008). Utrecht, Netherlands. June 23 – 28, 2008.
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