Chris Rizos

Chris RizosPresent Position:

Professor, Geodesy & Navigation
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of New South Wales
Room Number: CVEN Building 415
Ph: +61 2 9385 4205
Fax: +61 2 9385 6139
Mob: 0405-848889


B.Surv. (Hons.1), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1975.

Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1980.

Brief Biography:

Chris Rizos is a graduate of the School of Surveying, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia; obtaining a Bachelor of Surveying in 1975, and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1980 in Satellite Geodesy. Chris joined the academic staff of the School of Surveying in 1987, and was promoted to Professor in 2001. Chris was Head of the School of Surveying & Geospatial Engineering, UNSW, from mid-2004 to the end 2012. Chris is currently a member of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW. Chris has been researching the technology and high precision applications of GPS since 1985, and has published over 600 journal and conference papers. Chris established the Satellite Navigation and Positioning Group at UNSW in the early 1990s - Australia's premier academic R&D group for GNSS and wireless positioning technology and applications, now a combined lab with the School of Electrical Eng & Telecommunications. Chris is a member of a number of national and international committees, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Navigation, a Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation, a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), an honorary professor of Wuhan University (P.R. China), and is currently President of the IAG (2011-2015). He is a member of the International GNSS Service (IGS) Governing Board and a member of its Executive. He is also co-chair of the Steering Committee of Multi-GNSS Asia.


Reading, cooking, travelling and networking with friends and colleagues around the world.

Current Research:

  • Carrier phase-based kinematic GPS/GNSS positioning over short, medium and long baselines, combined GPS+GLONASS data processing, carrier phase-based algorithms, multi-GNSS developments in navigation, special techniques for long-range positioning applications.
  • GPS/GNSS-based deformation monitoring systems, low-cost GPS systems for survey applications, GPS (and other surveying sensors) for building monitoring, Locata tests.
  • Multi-reference receiver GPS/GNSS positioning techniques & infrastructure, including Network-RTK, Reverse-RTK and CORS design
  • Modern geodesy, integration of GNSS with Interferometric SAR techniques, guidelines for the development of multi-functional CORS networks, geodetic imaging/earth observation, next generation Australian geodetic datum.
  • New positioning & navigation technologies, indoor positioning, pseudolites, Locata, WiFi and mobilephone positioning, GNSS+INS integration (and other similar sensors) strategies, and Location Based Services applications.

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