Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014)

Chinese computer scientist Xia Peisu at National Chiao Tung University Chongqing campus.
Chinese computer scientist Xia Peisu at National Chiao Tung University Chongqing campus.


To celebrate the last day of Women’s History Month we’re sharing this brand new colouring book illustration. Chinese computer scientist and educator Xia Peisu (夏培肃) (1923 – 2014) has been hailed “the mother of computer science in China.” 

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After graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a PhD in electrical engineering in 1950, she returned to China where she was recruited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xia eventually became a founding professor of the Academy’s Institute of Computing Technology and led the development of Model 107, China’s first locally designed general-purpose computer.

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 at the University of Edinburgh, a new training room at JCMB was named after Xia Peisu.

International Women’s Day at the University


Mar 31, 2020

By Stewart Lamb Cromar

Too geek to function.