John-David Yoder

John-David Yoder graduated from the University of Notre Dame with the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, also from Notre Dame, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ohio Northern University, in Ada, OH. He has previously served as Proposal Engineer and Proposal Engineering Supervisor at Grob System, Inc. and Software Engineer at Shaum Manufacturing, Inc. He has held a number of leadership and advisory positions in various entrepreneurial ventures. He is currently a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network) Fellow, and for the 2009-10 academic year was an invited professor at INRIA Rhone-Alpes, Monbonnot, France. His research interests include computer vision, mobile robotics, intelligent vehicles, entrepreneurship, and education.