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Chip Martel

Charles U. "Chip" Martel (born 1953) is an American computer scientist and bridge player.

Martel was inducted by the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2014. He is married to Jan Martel, also in the ACBL Hall of Fame.

Academic life

Martel received a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1980. He helped establish the computer science department at UC Davis, received tenure there in 1985-86, and retired in 2013. At UCD he is Charles U. Martel, Professor Emeritus. His academic interests involved designing and analyzing algorithms.

Bridge accomplishments

Awards and Honors



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