Eliahu I. Jury

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Eliahu Ibrahim Jury
Born(1923-05-23)May 23, 1923[2]
DiedSeptember 20, 2020(2020-09-20) (aged 97)[3]
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materTechnion, Harvard University, Columbia University
AwardsRufus Oldenburger Medal (1986)
Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1993)
Scientific career
FieldsControl theory
Doctoral advisorJohn Ralph Ragazzini[1]

Eliahu Ibrahim Jury (May 23, 1923 – September 20, 2020) was an Iraqi-born American engineer.[4] He received his the E.E. degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Mandatory Palestine (now, Israel), in 1947, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1949, and the Sc.D. degree degree from Columbia University of New York City in 1953. He was professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Miami.[5]

He developed the advanced Z-transform, used in digital control systems and signal processing.[4] He was the creator of the Jury stability criterion, which is named after him.[6]

He was a Life Fellow of the IEEE[2] and received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal from the ASME,[4] the First Education Award of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society,[4] and the IEEE Millennium Medal.[4] In 1993 he received the AACC's Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award.[7]


  • Theory and Application of the z-Transform Method, John Wiley and Sons, 1964.
  • Inners and stability of dynamic systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1974


  1. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project - Eliahu Ibrahim Jury.
  2. ^ a b IEEE membership directory, Volume 1. IEEE. 2001. p. 225. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Remembering Eliahu Jury and the fragrances we lost
  4. ^ a b c d e Premaratne, Kamal (February 2010). "Eliahu I. Jury". IEEE Control Systems Magazine. 30 (1): 72–77. doi:10.1109/MCS.2009.935223.
  5. ^ "Eliahu Jury has passed away". Berkeley EECS. 30 September 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  6. ^ Jury, Eliahu (1963). "On the roots of a real polynomial inside the unit circle and a stability criterion for linear discrete systems". IFAC Proceedings. 1 (2): 142–153. doi:10.1016/S1474-6670(17)69648-4.
  7. ^ "Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award". American Automatic Control Council. Retrieved February 10, 2013.