Parkinson Award for Lei Wang
The US Institute of Navigation (ION) has given its 2015 Parkinson award to Dr Lei Wang.
The Institute annually gives its Parkinson Award (named after Professor Brad Parkinson, a leading contributor to the original GPS programme) to an outstanding graduate student in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
This year, RIN guest member Dr Lei Wang has been given the Parkinson Award for his PhD Thesis, 'Investigation of Shadow Matching for GNSS Positioning in Urban Canyons.'
This is the first time the award has been won by someone from a UK university. Lei Wang has given several presentations at RIN events during the course of his PhD and is a past winner of the New Navigators best presentation award.
Lei's thesis is the first ever to be written on the topic of GNSS shadow matching and demonstrates that the technique is feasible, that it improves positioning accuracy in dense urban areas and that it can run in real-time on a smartphone. His primary supervisor was Professor Paul Groves of the RIN's Research & Development Special Interest Group, and his secondary supervisor was Professor Marek Ziebart.
The award presentation was on Friday 18 September.
The RIN extends its hearitest congratulations to Lei Wang.