Peter Bao-Sen Luh

December 21, 1950November 28, 2022
Obituary of Peter Bao-Sen Luh


Demaine Funeral Home

Peter Bao-sen Luh went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2022, at the age of 71. Peter was born on December 21, 1950, in Taipei, Taiwan, and received his BS from National Taiwan University, MS from MIT, and PhD from Harvard. Peter began his teaching career in 1980 at the University of Connecticut, where he was a professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering for 41 years. During this time, he was continually invited all over the world to act as keynote speaker at conferences, chair workshops, and assess universities’ electrical engineering programs. In 2018 he was conferred the title of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, UConn’s highest academic honor—among many other honors he received throughout his career. Peter was also an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Peter was a Life Fellow of IEEE, a member of IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), Chair of PSPB's Publishing Conduct Committee, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE 2003-2007), and a co-founder of IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering series, to name some of his auxiliary roles. While his professional accomplishments may have been impressive, his contributions as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend were what truly shone. His family was his great pride and joy. While at National Taiwan University, he met the love of his life, Chwenhwa, whom he married in 1977. They soon had a son and a daughter, and as a family, they loved to travel, both domestically and abroad, as well as attend UConn Huskies basketball games (back in the ’90s and early 2000s—the Huskies’ heyday). Being a loving and dependable dad was important to him, and he attended his kids’ sports games and concerts whenever he could. He also delighted in giving them math workbooks to do every summer break, hoping it would grow their passion for math to mirror his own (didn’t work). As his kids started families of their own, he loved doting on his four grandchildren—and they loved him back just as fiercely. Peter also was an especially avid fan of anything chocolate, swimming laps, and Olaf (who, like Peter, likes warm hugs). Above all else, Peter loved Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Every action, decision, and conversation was filtered through his faith. Peter was chair of the deacon board of Storrs Chinese Christian Church while they lived in Storrs, Connecticut, and he loved studying the Word. Peter was also an active member of the UConn Chinese Bible Study for over 40 years, where he was always the first to welcome others or dive deep into conversation. Peter is survived by his sister, Joyce; wife, Chwenhwa; son, Adrian (Stacia); daughter, Corene (Scott); and four grandchildren, Sariah, Brinley, Lauren, and Lucas. He was preceded in death by his father, Chi-Lin Luh, mother, Nai-Kang Luh, and sister, Nancy. The funeral service will take place at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 12 pm. A visitation before the service will begin at 10 AM. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives. 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. Online donations may be made using the following link: Alternatively, 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.

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