Progress to Modern Computing


IEEE Young Professional Presentation.

It has taken centuries of research into mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science to create the technology necessary to achieve the speed and breadth of communication present between individuals and groups in the world today.  Computing resources enable these modern communications interactions.  This presentation will showcase materials from the Southwest Research Institute Rare Books Collection that are part of the foundation for modern-day computing resources in communications applications.

  Date and Time




  • Southwest Research Institute
  • 6220 Culebra Road
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States
  • Building: Thomas Baker Slick Memorial Library (Building 84)
  • Room Number: Library Reading Room
  • Starts 10 April 2018 01:30 PM
  • Ends 18 April 2018 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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  • No Admission Charge
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Michael Esker

Michael Esker of Southwest Research Institute


Michael T. Esker is an engineer in the Signal Exploitation Section of the Defense and Intelligence Solutions Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).  Mr. Esker graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016 with dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering.  Since joining SwRI, Mr. Esker has been working on the design and development of communications signal processing algorithms for applications on specialized radio communication, radiolocation, and electronic warfare programs.  He is an IEEE Young Professional and a member of IEEE HKN, Tau Beta Pi Association, and the Alamo Area Radio Organization.


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Light refreshments will be served.