Jeffrey Chuan Chu

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Jeffrey Chuan Chu (朱傳榘) (July 14, 1919 – June 6, 2011), born in Tianjin, Republic of China, was a pioneer computer engineer. He received his BS from the University of Minnesota and his MS from the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania. Chuan was a member of the engineering team that designed the first American electronic computer, the ENIAC. ENIAC was designed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.

As a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, he helped design several improved versions of early large-scale computers such as AVIDAC and ORACLE.[1] The first IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award was awarded to him in 1981.[2]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of computer science and technology: Volume 2 - AN/FSQ-7 Computer to Bivalent Programming by Implicit Enumeration. By Jack Belzer, Albert Holzman and Allen Kent. CRC Press, 1975.
  2. ^ "IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Citation". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-05.

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