John Bandler

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John Bandler
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Born (1941-11-09) 9 November 1941 (age 81)
Alma mater
Known for
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering, Microwaves, Optimization, CAD
InstitutionsMcMaster University, Bandler Corporation

John William Bandler OC FRSC FCAE (born 9 November 1941) is a Canadian professor,[1] engineer,[1] entrepreneur,[1] artist, speaker, playwright,[2][3][4] and author of fiction and nonfiction. Bandler is known for his invention of space mapping[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] technology and his contributions to device modeling, computer-aided design, microwave engineering, mathematical optimization, and yield-driven design.[13]

Early life and education[edit]

The only child of parents who escaped from Nazi-occupied Vienna to Cyprus, from where they were subsequently evacuated along with other Jewish refugees in 1941, Bandler was born in Jerusalem. After the War, his parents returned to Cyprus, where Bandler attended the Junior School in Nicosia, and, for a year, The English School in Nicosia. After a brief stay in Vienna in 1956, he left for England and completed his schooling in London.

He entered Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, in 1960, graduating in 1963 with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering; and in 1967 with a Ph.D. in Microwaves.[14] In 1976 he received his D.Sc. (Eng.) from the University of London in Microwaves, Computer-aided Design, and Optimization of Circuits and Systems.

Career[edit]

Bandler worked as an engineer at Mullard Research Laboratories (later called Philips Research Laboratories) in Redhill, Surrey, England, from 1966 to 1967. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Manitoba from 1967 to 1969.

Bandler joined McMaster University in 1969 as an assistant professor, becoming associate professor in 1971 and Professor in 1974. He served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1978 to 1979 and was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1979 to 1981.[15] During his time at McMaster, Bandler was coordinator of the Group on Simulation, Optimization and Control from 1973 until 1983, when he formed the Simulation Optimization Systems Research Laboratory. Dr. Bandler became a Professor Emeritus of McMaster University in 2000.

In 1983 Bandler founded Optimization Systems Associates Inc. (OSA), and the company was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1997.[16] OSA technology became part of HP EEsof, passing on to Agilent Technologies and then to Keysight Technologies.

In 2012, a special session at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium[17] 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. Dr. Bandler was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2016 for his contributions and has received several other awards for his work.[18]

In 2013, Bandler reviewed the emergence and history of space mapping in IEEE Canadian Review.[19] It spans two decades of development and engineering applications. In 2018, marking a quarter century since his discovery of space mapping this paper was re-set and reprinted in IEEE Microwave Magazine.[20] In 2016, Rayas-Sánchez reviewed the state of the art of aggressive space mapping, a methodology pioneered by Bandler and his team.[21] Bandler joined Rayas-Sánchez and Koziel in a review paper for a 2021 collection of invited papers marking the inaugural issue of the new open access IEEE Journal of Microwaves.[22]

Nontechnical[edit]

In 2000, Bandler turned his attention to creative writing. This led to literary, theatrical, and presentation skill endeavors, including theatrical productions and initiatives, and workshops on creativity, communication of scientific and academic research, and the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Key honours[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

Awards[edit]

  • Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) Automated Measurements Career Award (1994)
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award (2004))[23]
  • IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal (2012)))[24]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)[25]
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award (2013))[26]
  • McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award (2014))[27]
  • Appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2016.[28]
  • McMaster University's 2018 Lifetime Innovator Award (2018)[29]
  • The OPEA Gold Medal from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) (2018))[30][31][32]
  • IEEE Electromagnetics Award (2023)[33]

Lectures[edit]

  • "Human aspects of communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext", rump session of IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium (Montréal, QC, June 19, 2012).[34]
  • "From creativity to success via risk and setback: an insider's perspective", public lecture (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 11, 2013).[35]
  • "Explain less, predict more", TEDx McMaster U Conference (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, February 2, 2014).[36]
  • "Effective presentations", professional session: Preparing and Presenting Papers for MTT-S Journals and Conferences, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. (San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2016).[37]
  • "You, your slides and your posters: allies or foes?", public lecture (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, November 4, 2016).[38]
  • John Bandler and Ana Kovacevic, "Clear, brief, engaging: your thesis in three minutes", public workshop (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, January 24, 2017).[39]
  • J. W. Bandler, E. M. Kiley, and A. Kovacevic, "The art of effectively communicating complex, highly technical work in three minutes", IEEE MTT-S Webinar, March 28, 2017.[40]
  • J. W. Bandler, M. Ogrodnik, and D. Tajik, "Clear, brief, engaging: your thesis in three minutes", public workshop (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, February 13, 2018).[41]
  • J. W. Bandler, E. M. Kiley, and D. Tajik, "Communicating your highly technical work to non-specialists in three short minutes", IEEE MTT-S Webinar, March 13, 2018.[42]

Plays[edit]

  • "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July 2010).[43]
  • "59 Minutes in the Maxwell Suite," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July 2011).[44]
  • "That The Multitude May Live," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July 2012).[45][46]
  • "The Trial of Naomi Verne," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July 2014).[47][48]
  • "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July 2016).[49][50][51]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ 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.
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  14. ^ J.W. Bandler, "Stable, broadband tunnel-diode amplifiers in rectangular waveguides," Imperial College, University of London, England, 1967.
  15. ^ "History and Achievements, Faculty of Engineering" McMaster University. Archived December 13, 2021, at the Wayback Machine
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  18. ^ Dr. John William Bandler, Officer of the Order of Canada The Governor General of Canada. Archived December 8, 2021, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ J.W. Bandler, “Space mapping—have you ever wondered about the engineer’s mysterious ‘feel’ for a problem?” IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 19., no. 2, pp. 112–122, Mar./Apr. 2018.
  21. ^ J. E. Rayas-Sánchez,"Power in simplicity with ASM: tracing the aggressive space mapping algorithm over two decades of development and engineering applications", IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 64–76, April 2016.
  22. ^ J.E. Rayas-Sánchez, S. Koziel, and J.W. Bandler, “Advanced RF and microwave design optimization: a journey and a vision of future trends,” (invited), IEEE J. Microwaves, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 481-493, Jan. 2021.
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  31. ^ "John William Bandler, P.Eng., wins the OPEA 2018 Gold Medal". Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. November 15, 2018. "John William Bandler, P.Eng., wins the OPEA 2018 Gold Medal • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers". Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  33. ^ "John Bandler Receives 2023 IEEE Electromagnetics Award". IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society. Retrieved July 8, 2022. "John Bandler Receives 2023 IEEE Electromagnetics Award - MTT-S". Archived from the original on July 8, 2022. Retrieved July 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  34. ^ J. W. Bandler (July 25, 2012). "Human aspects of communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext" (video). IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  35. ^ J. W. Bandler, "From creativity to success via risk and setback: an insider's perspective", McMaster University, Hamilton ON., April 11, 2013.
  36. ^ J. W. Bandler, "Explain less, predict more", McMaster University, Hamilton ON, February 2, 2014.
  37. ^ J. W. Bandler, "Effective presentations", Professional Session: Preparing and Presenting Papers for MTT-S Journals and Conferences, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp., San Francisco, CA. May 25, 2016 .
  38. ^ J. W. Bandler, "You, your slides and your posters: allies or foes?", McMaster University, Hamilton ON, November 4, 2016.
  39. ^ J. W. Bandler and A. Kovacevic, "Clear, brief, engaging: your thesis in three minutes", McMaster University, Hamilton ON., January 24, 2017.
  40. ^ J. W. Bandler, E. M. Kiley, and A. Kovacevic, "The art of effectively communicating complex, highly technical work in three minutes", IEEE MTT-S Webinar, March 28, 2017.
  41. ^ J. W. Bandler, M. Ogrodnik, and D. Tajik, "Clear, brief, engaging: your thesis in three minutes", McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. February 13, 2018.
  42. ^ J. W. Bandler; E. M. Kiley; D. Tajik (March 13, 2018). "Communicating your highly technical work to non-specialists in three short minutes". IEEE MTT-S Webinar.
  43. ^ John Bandler (July 2010). "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel" (Stage Play). Hamilton Fringe Festival. "Hamilton Fringe Festival 2010: Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel&#8212A Play by John Bandler". Archived from the original on December 6, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  44. ^ John Bandler (July 2011). "59 Minutes in the Maxwell Suite" (Stage Play). Hamilton Fringe Festival. "Hamilton Fringe Festival 2011: 59 Minutes in the Maxwell Suite&#8212A Play by John Bandler". Archived from the original on December 6, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  45. ^ John Bandler (July 2012). "That The Multitude May Live" (Stage Play). Hamilton Fringe Festival. "Hamilton Fringe Festival 2012: That the Multitude May Live&#8212A Play by John Bandler". Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  46. ^ John Bandler, "That The Multitude May Live," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON, July 2012.
  47. ^ John Bandler (July 2014). "The Trial of Naomi Verne" (Stage Play). Hamilton Fringe Festival. "Hamilton Fringe Festival 2014: The Trial of Naomi Verne—A Play by John Bandler". Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  48. ^ John Bandler, "The Trial of Naomi Verne," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON, July 2014.
  49. ^ John Bandler (July 2016). "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel" (Stage Play). Hamilton Fringe Festival. "Hamilton Fringe Festival 2016: Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel—A Play by John Bandler". Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  50. ^ John Bandler, "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON, July 2016.
  51. ^ Annette Hamm (June 29, 2016). Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel (news interview). CHCH News.

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