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Louis F. McHugh, IV

​Director of Information Technology, School of Applied Technology
Adjunct Associate Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management

Mies (Main) Campus Office: 

IT 14C3-2

Mies (Main) Campus Phone: 


Rice Campus Office: 

RC 136

Rice Campus Phone: 




PhD Student, Educational Technology Leadership, Concordia University Chicago, Expected Graduation-Spring 2021
Masters in Cyber Forensics & Security, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Information Systems & Technology, University of Michigan-Dearborn
B.S., Computer Information Systems, Northern Michigan University


ITM 301: Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems & Hardware I
ITM 597: Special Problems in Information Technology
ITMO 440/540: Introduction to Data Networking & the Internet
ITMO 454/554: Operating System Virtualization
ITMS 557/TECH 497: Introduction to Cyber Warfare
IPRO 331: Interprofessional Project


Illinois Institute of Technology - Computer Systems Manager
Truven Health Analytics - Technical Support Analyst
Thomson Reuters-Healthcare - Technical Support Analyst
University of Michigan-Dearborn - System Administrator


Cybersecurity, Cyber Warfare, Cyber Crime, Networking and Data Communications, IT Leadership, Virtualization Security and Steganography.


Best Paper, 3rd Annual Association for Computing Machinery’s Research in Information and Technology Conference, (SIGITE)


Association for Computing Machinery + SIGITE
Association of Information Technology Professionals
High Technology Crime Investigation Association


Publication: McHugh, Louis F., IV, Maya Embar, and William R. Wesselman. "Printer Watermark Obfuscation”, RIIT ’14 - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology. 3rd Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology, Atlanta, GA. New York: ACM, 2014. 15-20. Print.

Presentation: McHugh, L. F., IV, (2016). Hacker High School. IIT NxtGen High School Summer Tech Program, IIT Mies/Rice Campuses, Chicago/Wheaton, Illinois

Media Interview: Leitner, T., & Capitanini, L., (2015). How Hackers Can Commit Cyber-Murder in Just 10 Minutes. NBC Chicago, TV

Media Interview: Seidman, Bianca. ""Cardless Cash" Eliminates ATM Cards and PIN Codes." CBS News. CBS News, 18 Sept. 2015. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

Presentation: McHugh IV, L.F., “Hackers – Who Are They?” Security Symposium, West Suburban Bank, Addison, Illinois, September 2015.

Presentation: McHugh IV, L.F., “Building and Securing a Network: Hands-On System Administration”, IIT NxtGen High School Summer Camps, IIT Main/Rice Campuses, Wheaton/Chicago, Illinois, July 2015.

Presentation: McHugh, Louis F., IV, Maya Embar, and William R. Wesselman. “Steganographix: Printer Watermark Obfuscation”, ForenSecure 2014, IIT Rice Campus, Wheaton, Illinois, April 2014.

Presentation: Jessop, J. and McHugh, Louis F., IV, “Interested in 3D Printing? Start here”, DuPage Regional Office of Education Center for Professional Learning, Lombard, Illinois, April 2014.