Our story begins with the nationally recognized research conducted by of our founder, Dr. Alper Yilmaz. Alper is a professor of Geo-Informatics with appointments in Civil Engineering and Computer Science Departments and honorary appointment to the College of Medicine.
Ever since Alper defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Object Tracking and Activity Recognition in Video Acquired Using Mobile Cameras”, in 2004, he has been considered an expert in determining position, movement and interaction of objects in 3-dimensional space.
The Department of Defense, National Geospatial Agency, NASA, and indutry partners have provided over $11 million in funding to Dr. Yilmaz over the last decade. Most of this research has involved accurately determining how objects moved and interacted with each other without the use of GPS or other RF location technologies.
The work for NASA was particularly exciting. Dr. Yilmaz and his colleagues were tasked with providing future astronauts with the means to accurately navigate the moon or mars where there is no GPS to guide them. Dr. Yilmaz invented a solution which used artificially intelligent tracking tags and visual based navigation to successfully address NASA’s research challenge.
Dr. Yilmaz was granted a patent for his NASA innovation. Determined this space-based invention had commercial value here on Earth, Alper founded Ubihere. The company officially launched in 2018 when Ohio State exclusively licensed the patent to the company.
Since its founding, Ubihere has attracted a team of highly experienced entrepreneurs, engineering, and experts committed to developing solutions around Alper’s research. The company is supported by dedicated partners such as Rev1 Ventures and the state of Ohio.
To date, Ubihere has attracted over $750,000 of venture capital funding and commercialization grants. The company has been awarded at least four Air Force research and development contracts exceeded $1,250,000 in value. The company has successfully completed multiple customer-centric pilots for both Ubitrax and Ubivision.
We are excited to be on the verge of commercial launch of both product lines in 2021/2022. Join us!
FOUNDER & CTO
Dr. Yilmaz is a Professor of GeoInformatics with appointment in Civil Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. He leads the nationally recognized Photogrammetric Computer Vision Lab at OSU (https://u.osu.edu/pcvlab/) He is serving as the Editor-In-Chief for the Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Journal. Dr. Yilmaz has published over 120 journal and conference papers which received more than 9,000 citations.
PRESIDENT & CEO
John is the Chief Executive Officer of Ubihere and leads the design, development and manufacturing of the Ubihere product lines. Prior to joining Ubihere, John co-founded Pinnacle Data Systems, a full product lifecycle, diversified integrated computer and electronics systems company, Nasdaq-AMEX exchange (Nasdaq: PNS). The company developed and sold over 500 different electronic products directly to OEMs.
VP BD & MARKETING
Alice is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Ubihere. Prior to joining Ubihere, Alice spent her career in women’s apparel retail where she oversaw a fortune 500 business with annual sales more than $750 M. Her focus and success have always been on the customer. Alice was an original board member for Dress for Success Columbus and still works them.
Abby is a Program Manager at Ubihere where she oversees technology development and commercialization efforts for the Ubitrax intelligent tracking tag suite of products. She is currently overseeing a $1mm+ research and development effort for the United States Air Force. Her project was recently singled out by Gen. Timothy Ray, Commander of the Air Force’s Global Strike Command, as an example of how the DoD can successfully partner with innovative technology companies to solve large challenges .
VP of PUBLIC RELATIONS
Carol Lin is the Vice President of Public Relations for Ubihere. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing professional with a strong track record of securing appearances, awards, and placing articles, expert quotes, and other thought leadership content in top-tier news outlets including Forbes, Fortune, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal. She has worked across numerous industries including healthcare, blockchain, consumer goods, non-profits, science, tech, and tax, and has won multiple awards in the PR and content marketing industry.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Eric is the Executive Vice President of Government Programs for Ubihere. Prior to joining Ubihere, he worked at Ohio State University where he oversaw commercialization new innovations and supported the successful launch of over 22 successful technology start-ups. Eric has a B.S. in Computer Science (with honors) and Executive MBA (salutatorian) from The Ohio State University.
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