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Professor Chen Zhiming elected Academician of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Author:Cai Liefei & Zeng Chunmei  Date:2021-05-12  Clicks:

Authors: On the evening of April 23, Finland local time, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters published the list of newly-elected academicians, which included Prof. Chen Zhiming, who is the director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing of Wuhan University.

Prof. Chen is a renowned international scholar in the field of navigation and positioning, focusing on the theoretical study and the core technology development of indoor and outdoor seamless navigation positioning via smartphones and LEO satellite navigation enhancement. To tackle the technical problems of weak satellite signal’s inability of penetrating indoor space, Prof. Chen carried out research on high precision and high availability of smartphones, and BeiDou low orbit navigation augmentation, promoting the expansion of China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System from outdoor to indoor, and updating from the earth’s surface to low-orbit space. 

Prof. Chen has published two English treatises, 97 SCI papers, two computer conference papers and one ESI highly cited paper. His research outcomes have been featured twice on the cover of GPS World, a famous American magazine in the field of navigation. He previously held the positions of president of the Global Chinese Navigation and Positioning Association, the director of the Nordic Navigation Society, and the chief editor of the Journal of Global Positioning Systems. From 2018 to 2020, Prof. Chen won several world championships in international competitions in the field of indoor positioning.

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters was founded in 1908. It is a Finnish science academy aimed primarily at promoting scientific research and strengthening communication among high-level scientists. At present, the association boasts over 800 Finnish and 180 foreign academicians, all of whom are outstanding scholars in their fields. The activities of the Finnish Academy include active participation in long-term planning of science policy, research and discussion of current issues of general interest to society through conferences, educational activities and scientific publications. The Academy awards grants of around 2 million euros per year to sponsor young scientists.

Rewritten by Lin Hanfei

Edited by: Wan Qian, Wei Yena, Zou Xiaohan

Source: http://news.whu.edu.cn/info/1002/64146.htm


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