Frank Coker

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Frank Coker
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BSc electrical engineering
BSc university University of Southern California
MSc university University of Southern California

Biography 1955

Frank B. Coker is a native of San Diego, California. He attended the University of Southern California, receiving his B.E degree in electrical engineering in 1951 and the M.S. degree in 1953. Experience includes work for the Hydropak Corporation as a research engineer, and for the Eletraphone Corporation as an electronics engineer. He has also engaged in independent consulting activities on electronic measurement and control problems. In 1950 he commenced work for the United Geophysical Corporation on general research problems, and is presently a research supervisor.

Mr. Coker is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Institute of Radio Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Best Paper in Geophysics 1955

R. A. Peterson, W. R. Fillippone, and F. B. Coker received the 1955 Best Paper in Geophysics Award for their paper The synthesis of seismograms from well log data. [1]


  1. Peterson, R., Fillippone, W., and Coker, F. (1955). ”THE SYNTHESIS OF SEISMOGRAMS FROM WELL LOG DATA.” GEOPHYSICS, 20(3), 516–538.

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