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consultant , researcher , Engineering educator

Michael Bader Pursley, American engineering educator, communications systems researcher, consultant. Recipient Fred W. Ellersick award Communications Society, 1996, Technology Achievement award Military Communications Conference, 1999, Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement award, 2002, Alumni award, University Southern California School Engineers, 2005, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical Engineer, 2008.


Pursley, Michael Bader was born on August 10, 1945 in Winchester, Indiana, United States. Son of Bader E. and Evelyn L. (Bennett) Pursley.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1967. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1974.


Member technical staff, Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, 1967;engineer, Northrop Company, Hawthorne, California, 1968;staff engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, 1968-1974;acting assistant professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974;assistant professor, then associate professor electrical engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1974-1980;professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1993;Holcombe professor electrical and computer engineering, Clemson (South Carolina.) U., since 1992;associate, Center Advanced Study, 1980-1981;visiting professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1985;consultant, United States Army, Huntsville, Alabama, 1977;consultant, United States Army, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1983-1986, 91;consultant, ITT, Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1979;president, SIGCOM, Inc., 1986-1990;principal scientist, Techno-Sciences Inc., 1990-1996.



Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (president information theory group 1983, Centennial medal 1984, Millennium medal 2000). Member Institute of Mathematics Statistics.


Married Lou Ann Hinchman, July 6, 1968. 1 child, Jessica Annual.

Bader E. Pursley

Evelyn L. (Bennett) Pursley

Lou Ann Hinchman

Jessica Annual Pursley