Professor Chris Rizos is a graduate of UNSW, obtaining a Ph.D. in satellite geodesy. He is currently the head of the School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems at UNSW.
Rizos has been researching the technology and applications of GPS since 1985 and over a decade ago established the Satellite Navigation and Positioning group at UNSW, today the largest and best known academic GPS and wireless location technology R&D laboratory in Australia.
Rizos is the vice-president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), a member of the governing board of the International GNSS Service, and a member of the IAG’s Global Geodetic Observing System Steering Committee. He is a Fellow of the IAG and of the Australian Institute of Navigation.