Chris Rizos is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. He graduated with a Surveying degree in 1975, and with a PhD in 1980 in the field of Satellite Geodesy, both from UNSW. Chris joined the staff of UNSW in 1984.
Chris is the immediate Past President of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), a member of the Governing Board of the International GNSS Service (IGS), and the President-Elect of the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics (IUGG). Chris is a Fellow of the IAG, a Fellow and immediate past president of the Australian Institute of Navigation, and a Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation.
Chris has been researching the technology and applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and other positioning technologies for over three decades, and is a named author of over 650 journal and conference papers. His special expertise is geodesy, surveying technologies and navigation concepts. However, Chris has broad positioning expertise – ranging from ultra-accurate techniques to dekametre-level navigation – spanning the extremes from Geodesy to basic Navigation.