Michael Loui was elected Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2018. Founded in 1893, ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
Professor Loui is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He was previously Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has conducted research in computational complexity theory, in professional ethics, and in engineering education. He served as the editor of the Journal of Engineering Education, ASEE’s flagship journal, from 2012 to 2017. He is currently on the editorial boards of College Teaching and Accountability in Research. He was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2003, and he was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2006.
Professor Loui was Associate Dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000. He directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation from 1990 to 1991. He earned the Ph.D. in computer science at M.I.T. in 1980. He completed the S.M. thesis under the supervision of Alan Willsky in 1977, shortly before the Electronic Systems Laboratory changed its name LIDS.