Michael C. Loui (1955- ) is professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is recognized for his research on computational complexity, engineering ethics, and engineering pedagogy. Professor Loui was a dedicated pedagogue and mentor, including in the University Campus Honors program. He developed innovative courses on ethics in science and engineering, and courses on the intersection of society and technology. Among the many awards and recognition he received, Professor Loui was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2003 and was elected as a fellow to the American Society for Engineering Education in 2018. In addition to serving as editor of leading academic journals, Professor Loui served as the director of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Theory of Computing Program in 1990-1991 and as Associate Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois from 1996-2000. After retiring from the University of Illinois in 2014, Professor Loui became the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University.
The papers of Michael C. Loui contain his subject files, ethics training material for students (including audio-visuals), correspondence, publications, lectures and course materials (particularly courses he initiated including classes on professional ethics), awards, and external program reviews. Also included are documents related to Professor Loui's tenure as the director of the National Science Foundation's Theory of Computing Program and his time as Associate Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois.
This collection is organized into five series. Series 1: Subject Files, 1983-2018, organized alphabetically; Series 2: Correspondence, 1984-2009, organized alphabetically; Series 3: Lectures, Conferences, Talks, 1983-2015, organized alphabetically; Series 4: Courses, organized alphabetically, 1984-2007, by course number, and then chronologically; Series 5: Publications, 1975-2010, organized chronologically.