Jeffrey Chuan Chu

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Jeffrey Chuan Chu (朱傳榘) (July 14, 1919 – June 6, 2011), born in Tianjin, Chinese Republic (Republican era), 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.

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] He was awarded the 1981 (the first) IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award.[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

External links[edit]

  • Jeffrey Chuan Chu Obituary, Boston Globe, 2011 [1]
  • Jeffrey Chuan Chu 朱傳榘 [2]