Michael Loui

Hertz Fellow: Michael Loui

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Computer Science

Fellowship Years

1975 - 1980

Dr. Loui is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is the University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar.
Together with undergraduate and graduate 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 on-line simulations between computational models, designed the first distributed election algorithm on complete networks, analyzed fault-tolerant consensus protocols for shared memory systems, and introduced informed consent into the theory of privacy. Professor Loui's current research projects include the assessment of role-play scenarios for teaching responsible conduct of research, and the development of concept inventories for three fundamental subjects in computer science.