about us


Eric S. Swanson, PhD

Eric S. Swanson is a professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1991 and subsequently spent three years at MIT and six years in North Carolina before moving to Pittsburgh. He has published more than 100 papers on theoretical hadronic physics, condensed matter physics, and biophysics. Swanson was named an American Physical Society Fellow for his work on exotic particles and is a founder of the Topical Group on Hadronic Physics of the APS. He has been a visiting scientist at Oxford University, TRIUMF in British Columbia, Jefferson Lab in Virginia, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is the author of “Science and Society”, “Applied Computational Physics”, and numerous op-eds on science issues in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Eric has served as consultant to CTIA, Verizon, and Crown Castle making expert testimony to municipal and state governments on telecoms infrastructure. He has also worked in employee education and video production for public information. Eric is well-known for explaining complex topics in simple language to the public and to politicians. He also has expertise in the solution of complex problems with scientific coding.


Norman R. Swanson, PhD

Norman R. Swanson was educated at the University of Waterloo and the University of California, San Diego. He is Professor in the Economics Department at Rutgers University. He has held previous positions at Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, and Purdue University, and IBM Canada. His primary research interests include financial econometrics, forecasting,  machine learning and big data, and time series analysis. He is a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics (the top field journal in econometrics) and the International Association of Applied Econometrics, and he currently serves or has served as editor for various scholarly journals including the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the International Journal of Forecasting. A link to his personal CV is here. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Economic Association, and the Canadian Economic Association. He is on the steering committees of the M6 forecasting competition as well as various conferences and symposia. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in leading economics and statistics journals including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association, among others. He is or has been a visiting scholar and consultant to various central banks, universities, and inter-governmental organizations including the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, Surrey University, Humbolt University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Bank of Canada, and the International Monetary Fund, among others.

He has acted as a consultant and expert witness for the last 25 years, consulting for firms ranging from the Union Bank of Switzerland and the Bank of Zurich, to DFA Capital Management, Inc. and Conning, Inc., and has acted as expert witness and carried out expert analysis in numerous property casualty cases, including multiple cases involving financial services companies in which forecasting and but-for analysis was undertaken.