Dan Swanson received his BSEE from University of Illinois in 1976 and his MSEE from the University of Michigan in 1978. Dan was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 and recently achieved Life Fellow status. He has served for many years on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. He has served the IEEE MTT society in many different roles and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu. Dan has published numerous technical papaers, given many workshop and short course presentations and holds two patents. He has been teaching courses on EM simulation and filter design in the US and Europe since 1995. Dan is the principle author of Microwave Circuit Modeling Using Electromagnetic Field Simulation, published by Artech House.