John Bandler

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John Bandler
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Born (1941-11-09) 9 November 1941 (age 74)
Fields Electrical Engineering, Microwaves, Optimization, CAD
Institutions McMaster University, Bandler Corporation
Alma mater
Known for

John W. Bandler (born 9 November 1941) is a professor,[1] engineer,[1] entrepreneur,[1] artist, speaker, playwright,[2][3] and author of fiction and nonfiction.

Born in Jerusalem, Bandler is known for his invention of space mapping[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] technology and his contributions to device modeling, computer-aided design, microwave engineering, mathematical optimization, and yield-driven design.[11] He has published more than 500 papers. Some of them are highly cited (see Google scholar citations).

In 2012, a special session at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium[12] paid tribute to Bandler on the occasion of his 70th birthday for more than forty-five years of contributions to the field of microwave theory and techniques. In 2013, Bandler reviewed the emergence and history of space mapping in IEEE Canadian Review.[13]

Key Honors[edit]

  • Fellow of IEE (IET)
  • Fellow of EIC
  • Life Fellow of IEEE
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Member of Electromagnetics Academy


  • Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) Automated Measurements Career Award (1994)
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award (2004)[14]
  • IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal (2012)[15]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)[16]
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award (2013)[17]
  • McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award (2014)[18]



  1. ^ a b c C. Kudsia, L. Keyes, A. Stajcer, R. Douville, and M. Nakhla, "Microwave in Canada," IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol.13, no.3, pp. 87-106, 2012.
  2. ^ Gary Smith, "A look at life on the Fringe," The Hamilton Spectator, July 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Gary Smith, "Murder, Sherlock, sci-fi and paranoia at The Fringe," The Hamilton Spectator, July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ S. Koziel and K. Madsen, "Space mapping and beyond: knowledge-driven microwave design optimization," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Digest (Montreal, QC, June 2012), pp. 1-3.
  5. ^ J.E. Rayas-Sánchez, “EM-Based optimization of microwave circuits using artificial neural networks: the state-of-the-art,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 420-435, Jan. 2004.
  6. ^ M.A. Ismail, D. Smith, A. Panariello, Y. Wang, and M. Yu, “EM-based design of large-scale dielectric-resonator filters and multiplexers by space mapping,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 386-392, Jan. 2004.
  7. ^ M. Redhe and L. Nilsson, “Optimization of the new Saab 9-3 exposed to impact load using a space mapping technique,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 411-420, July 2004.
  8. ^ N. Marheineke, R. Pinnau, and E. Reséndiz, “Space mapping-focused control techniques for particle dispersions in fluids,” Optimization and Engineering, vol.13, no.1, pp. 101-120, Mar. 2012.
  9. ^ M.K. Banda and M. Herty, “Towards a space mapping approach to dynamic compressor optimization of gas networks,” Optimal Control Applications and Methods, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 253-269, May/June 2011.
  10. ^ F. Feng, C. Zhang, V.-M.-R. Gongal-Reddy, Q.-J. Zhang, and J. Ma, “Parallel space-mapping approach to EM optimization,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 1135-1148, May 2014.
  11. ^ R. Biernacki, S. Chen, G. Estep, J. Rousset, and J. Sifri, "Statistical analysis and yield optimization in practical RF and microwave designs," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Digest (Montreal, QC, June 2012), pp. 1-3.
  12. ^ "Retrospective and outlook of microwave CAD," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Session (Montreal, QC, June 2012).
  13. ^ J.W. Bandler, “Have you ever wondered about the engineer’s mysterious ‘feel’ for a problem?” IEEE Canadian Review, no. 70, pp. 50-60, Summer 2013.
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