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Louis F. McHugh IV

​Director of Information Technology, School of Applied Technology
Adjunct 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: 




Ph.D. 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
ITMO 558: Operating System Security
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


Cyber Crime, Cyber Warfare, Leadership, Networking, Security, and Virtualization


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


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) + SIGITE + SIGUCCS
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)


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.

Professional Presentations 

Media Interview: Molina, T. (July 17, 2019).  Viral FaceApp Raises Alarms About Privacy; ‘You’re Essentially Giving Away Your Fingerprint’, Expert Says.  CBS 2, Chicago. TV.

Media Interivew: Emanuel, L. (May 10, 2018).  Expert warns against sharing on social media. U-High Midway. Retrieved from

Media Interview: Farr, C., (May 7, 2018). Robocalls, Scams at ‘Epidemic Proportions,’ Official Says. NBC Chicago. TV.

Media Interview: Marotti, A., (March 23, 2018). Facebook users have been giving away their data for a decade. Is it too late to get our privacy back? Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL).

Media Interview: Kozlov, D., (2017). Zuckerberg Promises Facebook Ad Reforms. CBS Chicago. TV.

Media Interview: Madrigal, A., The Mysterious Printer Code That Could Have Led the FBI to Reality Winner. The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 06 June 2017. Web.

Media Interview: Crews, J. & Associated Press, (2017). WikiLeaks claims to release thousands of CIA documents. WGN News, Chicago. TV.

Presentation: Hajek, J., McHugh IV, L. F., Liaw, J. (2017) The Skunkworks Approach: Using Devops to Foster Rapid Deployment, Innovation, & to Reduce Costs. Supporting Learning & Technology in Education Conference, Northern Illinois University, Naperville, 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, 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.

Professional Development 

Peer Reviewer:
ACM-Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education and Research in Information Technology.
ACM-Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education.

Mentor and Reviewer:
NSA-DHS National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE).