Eric Swanson

Director, Independent

Eric Swanson brings more than 30 years of technical and operational experience to his position on NinePoint’s board of directors. He is a founding board member of both Acacia Communications and HiveFire Incorporated; an MIT research affiliate; a consultant for Draper Laboratory; and an advisor to high-tech startup companies in a wide range of technologies including biomedical imaging, optics, telecommunications, and Web technologies. Previously, Eric co-founded and was chief scientist and general manager at Sycamore Networks (public NASDAQ), co-founder and chief technology officer of LightLab Imaging (acquired by St. Jude Medical), and co-founder of Advanced Ophthalmic Devices (acquired by Carl Zeiss). Prior to that, he was an R&D group leader at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Eric has authored more than 200 technical papers and conference presentations, holds numerous U.S. and foreign patents, and is a fellow of the OSA and senior member of the IEEE. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from UMass Amherst and an MS degree in electrical engineering from MIT.