Michael C. Loui
Michael C. Loui
Title: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael C. Loui is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and a research professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He regularly teaches the introduction to electrical and computer engineering for freshmen; undergraduate courses on computer hardware, assembly language programming, and engineering ethics; and a graduate course on college teaching. He created courses on technology and society, distributed computing, formal methods, and computational complexity. He leads short programs on engineering ethics, on research ethics, and on college teaching. He has won several distinguished teaching awards, and, in 2003, he was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
With his students, Professor Loui conducts research in computational complexity theory, ethics in engineering and computing, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. They have studied optimal simulations between computational models, designed the first distributed election algorithm on complete networks, analyzed fault-tolerant consensus for shared memory systems, introduced informed consent into the theory of privacy, and assessed the outcomes of ethics instruction and peer-led team learning.
Professor Loui is an executive editor of College Teaching, and he also serves on the editorial boards of Teaching Ethics and Accountability in Research. He is a member of the executive board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics. He previously served as an editor of Computing Reviews, an editor of Information and Computation, and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.
Professor Loui received a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Yale University in 1975 and, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned an S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science in 1977 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1980. From 1990 to 1991, he directed the Theory of Computing Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 2000, he was an associate dean of the Graduate College at Illinois, with administrative responsibility for all graduate academic programs on campus, and he was the campus's research integrity officer for two years. In 2006, he was elected Fellow of the IEEE.
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