Heidi (Sandström) Kuusniemi
Heidi (Sandström) Kuusniemi is the acting head of department and professor at the Department of Navigation and Positioning at the Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI). She is also an adjunct professor and lecturer in GNSS technologies at Aalto University, Finland.
She is the President of the Nordic Institute of Navigation, and the head of the Organizing Committee for the 2016 European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) to be arranged in Helsinki, Finland.
Kuusniemi previously worked in research and development as Fastrax Ltd, Vantaa, Finland, where her interests included high-sensitivity GNSS and reliability enhancement techniques.
She received her M.Sc. and doctor of technology degrees from Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. Her doctoral studies on reliability and quality monitoring in personal satellite navigation were partly conducted at the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada.
Kuusniemi's research interests cover various aspects of GNSS and sensor fusion for seamless outdoor/indoor positioning.