In Memoriam: Peter Luh (1950–2022)
Peter Luh, a giant in the field of automation research and an important volunteer in IEEE, passed away on 28 November 2022.
Peter worked as a Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Connecticut for over 40 years. Ken Goldberg, a RAS Member and the William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley, writes the following: “Peter Luh was dedicated to raising the profile of Automation in many ways. He co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) and served as its first Editor-in-Chief, where he provided the guidance, integrity, and high standards needed to successfully launch it.”
A funeral was held on 5 December; a recording is available and can be watched here. What follows below is quoted from Peter’s obituary:
A longer in memoriam article for Peter will appear in the next issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine.
The RAS community extends its deepest sympathy to Peter’s wife Chwenhwa and his family as we remember Peter and his many contributions to the automation community, RAS, and humanity.
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