19 September 2011
Navigating the Chinese satellite system
A top international researcher in satellite positioning, Professor JingNan Liu, has shared his insights into the Chinese satellite navigation system in a public lecture at RMIT University.
Professor John Hearne, Professor JingNan Liu and Professor Kefei Zhang.
Professor Liu - Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellow - presented the public lecture as part of the RMIT Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment (SPACE) Research Centre's Distinguished Lecture Series.
The presentation continued the focus of the 2011 lecture series: providing in-depth information on the Chinese satellite navigation system, its current status and the support it provides to location-based services.
A prominent international researcher, Professor Liu is the scientific advisor of the Chinese Navigation Satellite (Beidou/Compass) Program and Director of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Satellite Positioning Systems.
Professor Kefei Zhang, Director of the SPACE Research Centre, opened the public lecture acknowledging Professor Liu's research experience and the RMIT Foundation.
"I would like to thank the RMIT Foundation for making Professor Liu's visit to RMIT and the SPACE Research Centre a fruitful reality," Professor Zhang said.
The RMIT Foundation provides highly competitive fellowships to international leaders in their research fields.
Fellows partake in public lectures, seminars, education outreach activities and research knowledge exchanges during their visit to RMIT.
"It was good to see how productive Professor JingNan Liu's visit has been," Professor Daine Alcorn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, said.
More than 30 people from the research, industry and public sectors attended Professor Liu's lecture.
Professor John Hearne, Head of the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, closed the lecture saying: "Professor Liu is an esteemed researcher and the School and RMIT have benefited from his visit.
"I would like to extend my appreciation to Professor Liu for an informative and enjoyable presentation."