Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1953. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1956.
Research staff Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1971-1981. Teacher English as Second Language Central S. University of Technology, Changsha, China, 1982-1983. Foreign expert Qinghua University, Beijing, 1986-1987.
Writer Arlington, Massachusetts, 1987-1997. Researcher, since 1997.
Member American Astronomical Society (history division), Archeological Institute American, Women's Health Initiative.
Married Hong-Yee Chiu, June 25, 1960 (divorced 1966). 1 child, Lihu Mason Chiu.