Eric Swanson is a director, advisor, and participant in a variety of industrial, academic, entrepreneurial, government, and non-profit activities. Mr. Swanson serves as a director for Acacia Communications, Curata Incorporated, and NinePoint Medical. He is also research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, consultant at Draper Laboratory, catalyst at the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, and is editor of OCT News (www.octnews.org
). Mr. Swanson is a co-founder or founding board member of five companies which have evolved over time and collectively shipped far in excess of $1B in products around the world. He is a Fellow of the OSA and senior member of the IEEE, has authored ~195 technical papers and conference presentations, holds ~36 US patents, and co-authored 6 book chapters. In 2002 he was a co-recipient of the Rank Prize in Opto-Electronics for pioneering work in the field of optical coherence tomography. In 2012 he was a co-recipient of the Champalimaud Award also for pioneering work in the field of optical coherence tomography. Mr. Swanson holds a B.S. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.