In Memoriam: Peter Luh (1950–2022)

Peter Luh

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:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Prof. Peter Luh to the “Prof. Peter Luh Fellowship for Graduate Student Support” at the University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. Checks made payable to the UConn Foundation, Inc., should include the memo “Peter B. Luh Memorial” and can be mailed to:

The UConn Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Data Services
2390 Alumni Dr., Unit 3206
Storrs, CT 06269-3206

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Luh family.


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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