John Bandler

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John Bandler
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Born (1941-11-09) 9 November 1941 (age 75)
Jerusalem
Fields Electrical Engineering, Microwaves, Optimization, CAD
Institutions McMaster University, Bandler Corporation
Alma mater
Known for

John William Bandler OC FRSC FCAE (born 9 November 1941) is a 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] technology and his contributions to device modeling, computer-aided design, microwave engineering, mathematical optimization, and yield-driven design.[12] He has published more than 500 papers, some of which are highly cited.[13]

Early life and Education[edit]

Bandler was born in Jerusalem. He grew up in Cyprus, where he attended the Junior School in Nicosia, and, for a year, The English School, Nicosia. He completed his schooling in London, England.

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. 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]

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

In 1969, he joined McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, as Assistant Professor, becoming Associate Professor in 1971. In 1974, at the age of 32, he was promoted to Professor. Bandler became Professor Emeritus in 2000.

He served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1978 to 1979 and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1979 to 1981.

At McMaster University he was Coordinator of the Group on Simulation, Optimization and Control from 1973 until 1983, when he formed the Simulation Optimization Systems Research Laboratory.

In 1983 Bandler founded Optimization Systems Associates Inc. (OSA), The company was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1997.[14] 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[15] 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.[16] It spans two decades of development and engineering applications.

In 2016, Rayas-Sanchez reviewed the state of the art of aggressive space mapping, a methodology pioneered by Bandler and his team.[17]

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
  • Member of Electromagnetics Academy

Awards[edit]

  • Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) Automated Measurements Career Award (1994)
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award (2004)[18]
  • IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal (2012)[19]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)[20]
  • IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award (2013)[21]
  • McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award (2014)[22]
  • Appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2016.[23]

Lectures[edit]

  • “Human aspects of communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext,” Rump Session, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium (Montréal, QC, June 19, 2012).[24]
  • "From creativity to success via risk and setback: an insider’s perspective," Public Lecture, (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 11, 2013).[25]
  • "Explain less, predict more," TEDx McMaster U Conference, (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Feb. 2, 2014).[26]
  • "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).[27]
  • "You, Your Slides and Your Posters: Allies or Foes?," Public Lecture, (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, November 4, 2016).[28]
  • John Bandler and Ana Kovacevic, "Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes," Public Workshop, (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, January 24, 2017).[29]
  • 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.[30]

Plays[edit]

  • "That The Multitude May Live," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July, 2012).[31]
  • "The Trial of Naomi Verne," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July, 2014).[32]
  • "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel," Stage Play, (Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton, ON, July, 2016).[33]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Gary Smith, "Gary Smith: Variety is the hallmark of Hamilton Fringe," The Hamilton Spectator, July 18, 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Google scholar citations report for John Bandler
  14. ^ HP Acquires Optimization Systems Associates, Expands CAE Software Portfolio. The Free Library
  15. ^ "Retrospective and outlook of microwave CAD," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symp. Session (Montreal, QC, June 2012).
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ J.E. Rayas-Sanchez,"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.
  18. ^ http://www.mtt.org/past-awardees-microwave-application-award.html
  19. ^ http://www.ieee.ca/awards/bios.htm#Bandler
  20. ^ http://www.gg.ca/honour.aspx?id=251425&t=13&ln=Bandler
  21. ^ http://www.mtt.org/past-awardees-microwave-career-award.html
  22. ^ http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/applause-and-accolades-for-engineering-alumni-faculty/
  23. ^ "Governor General Announces 100 New Appointments to the Order of Canada as Canada Turns 150". The Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  24. ^ J. W. Bandler, "Human aspects of communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Montréal, June 2012.
  25. ^ J. W. Bandler, "From creativity to success via risk and setback: an insider’s perspective," McMaster University, Hamilton ON., April 2013.
  26. ^ J. W. Bandler, "Explain less, predict more," McMaster University, Hamilton ON., Feb. 2014.
  27. ^ 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 2016 .
  28. ^ J. W. Bandler, "You, Your Slides and Your Posters: Allies or Foes?," McMaster University, Hamilton ON., Nov. 2016.
  29. ^ J. W. Bandler and A. Kovacevic, "Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes," McMaster University, Hamilton ON., Jan. 2017.
  30. ^ 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 2017.
  31. ^ J. W. Bandler, "That The Multitude May Live," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON., July 2012.
  32. ^ J. W. Bandler, "The Trial of Naomi Verne," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON., July 2014.
  33. ^ J. W. Bandler, "Christmas Eve at the Julibee Motel," Stage Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival, ON., July 2016.

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