Vidal Ashkenazi is CEO of U.K.- based Nottingham Scientific Ltd. and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
He was the founding director of one of the leading space geodesy research institutes in Europe and has supervised about 50 doctoral (Ph.D.) students, many of whom now occupy senior positions in universities and industry in several countries.
Ashkenazi has acted as a consultant to a large number of government and commercial organizations around the world. He has published several hundred papers and has been invited to give keynote lectures in many international conferences and symposia.
Ashkenazi received a medal by the president of the Royal Society in recognition of his “significant contribution to the exploitation of GPS in a wide range of scientific and commercial applications.”
Ashkenazi achieved doctorates in philosophy and physical science from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He received a bachelor of science in civil engineering and Master of Science in geodesy from Technion/Israel Institute of Technology.
Ashkenazi is a member of the Inside GNSS Editorial Advisory Council.