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T.J. Smull College of Engineering Continuing Professional Development Seminar

Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
The Inn at Ohio Northern University
Event Category: 
College of Engineering

Intelligent Vehicles: Efforts to Make Cars Safer by Making Them Smarter



Tremendous improvements have been made in vehicle safety over the past 30 years. However, only recently has the focus shifted from accident mitigation to accident prevention. This talk will focus on “intelligent” approaches to improving roadway safety, including an overview of the current state-of-the-art in commercial vehicles, a review of recent research, and details on the ArosDyn project. Dr. John-David
Yoder was part of the ArosDyn project during the 2009-10 academic year when he served as an invited professor in Grenoble, France, at INRIA Rhône-Alpes. INRIA is a French national research institution focusing on computer science, control theory and applied mathematics.

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

1:30-2 p.m. Registration/Reception

2-3 p.m. Seminar*


The Inn at Ohio Northern University

401 West College Avenue

Ada, Ohio 45810

Cost: $10 per person

RSVP by Jan. 26, 2011, online at


Dr. John-David Yoder, associate professor and chair of ONU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Yoder is serving in his 10th year at Ohio Northern University. He previously served as proposal engineer and proposal engineering supervisor at Grob Systems Inc. and software engineer at Shaum Manufacturing Inc. He has held a number of leadership and advisory positions in various entrepreneurial ventures, is currently a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network) Fellow, and has served as an invited professor at INRIA Rhone-Alpes and a NASA faculty fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. He earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Questions? Please contact, Karla Geise, BSBA ’07, assistant director of alumni relations at
Register online at  (no password needed to register)

*1.0 hour of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit is available for PEs. A certificate will be mailed to attendees after the seminar.