Jason Yoder
Dr. Yoder earned a dual Ph.D. in computer science and cognitive science from Indiana University. His teaching interests include object-oriented programming and software development, evolutionary computation, artificial life, and cognitive science. He played semi-professional ultimate Frisbee for four years and has coached ultimate teams at IU and Rose-Hulman. He also plays ice/roller hockey, enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, and camping.

Teaching Interests

Object-Oriented Programming and Software Development, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Cognitive Science

Research Experiences

Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Neural Networks, Neuromodulation, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Models and Theories of Emotion

Publications & Presentations

Yoder, J. "Neuromodulation for Artificial Intelligence: Understanding by Building, Building with Understanding," dissertation, Indiana University, 2018.

Yoder, J., Izquierdo, E., "Behavioral Stability in the Face of Neuromodulation in Brain-Body-Environment Systems," Artificial Life Conference Proceedings, 268-275, 2018.

Yoder, J. "Evolving Neuromodulator Architectures on Non-Associative Learning Lasks," 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 1-9, 2017.

Yoder, J. Yaeger, L. "Evaluating Topological Models of Neuromodulation in Polyworld," Artificial Life Conference Proceedings 14, 916-923, 2014.

Awards & Honors

Sarah D. Barder Fellowship 2017

School of Informatics and Computing Associate Instructor of the Year Award 2016

Academic Degrees

Dual Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Indiana University 2018.

MS in Computer Science, Indiana University 2011.

B.A. Computer Science and Mathematics Goshen College 2008, 2009.

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