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.
Copyright and licence
Original image credit: Xia Peisu, 1946, Public Domain image on Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xia_Peisu.jpg
Illustrator: Stewart Lamb Cromar
Copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2020 CC BY
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.