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November 28, 2017

Markel Arizabaleta

Markel Arizabaleta has a M.Sc. from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in Telecommunication Engineering.

He studied the last year in Tampere University of Technology (TUT) where he worked on joint 5G mobile communication and positioning systems and joined the Universität der Bundeswehr München in 2017 where he is involved in signal processing for satellite navigation systems.

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Matthew Spenko

Matthew Spenko is an associate professor in the Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Prof. Spenko earned the B. S. degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1999 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

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Mathieu Joerger

Mathieu Joerger obtained a “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” (2002) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg, in France, and M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2009) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

He is the 2009 recipient of the Institute of Navigation (ION)’s Bradford Parkinson award, and the 2014 recipient of the ION’s Early Achievement Award.

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Nadezda Sokolova

Nadezda Sokolova received her PhD degree in 2011 from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she worked on weak GNSS signal tracking and use of GNSS for precise velocity and acceleration determination.

Currently, she works as a research scientist at SINTEF Digital, and adjunct associate professor at the Engineering Cybernetics Department, NTNU focusing on GNSS integrity monitoring and multi-sensor navigation.

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September 25, 2017

Elena Serna Santiago

Elena Serna Santiago was born in Toledo, Spain, on October 23, 1993. She received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2015, and the Master of Engineering degree in Telecommunication Systems from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2017.

She worked with Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering of Tampere University of Technology to develop her Master’s Thesis in 2017 during her Erasmus program.

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Helena Leppäkoski

Helena Leppäkoski received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland, in 1990 and 2015, respectively.

She was with Metso Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, from 1990 to 2000. She joined TUT in 2000, where she is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher.

Leppäkoski’s research topics have varied from satellite positioning to various methods for pedestrian indoor positioning and machine learning for location related context inference.

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Vicente Lucas-Sabola

Vicente Lucas-Sabola was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1990. He received the B.Sc. in telecommunication systems engineering in 2015 and the M.Sc. in telecommunication engineering in 2017, both from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Since 2015 he is involved in the development of a Cloud GNSS receiver, a project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Since 2017 he is pursuing the PhD at the SPCOMNAV group, dealing with topics related to Cloud GNSS signal processing for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter holds a doctoral degree in telecommunications and works currently as a post-doctoral researcher in the Wireless Communication and Positioning group at the Tampere University of Technology.

From 2009-2012 he was a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.

His main research interests are in signal processing, Bayesian inference and machine learning applied to robust multi-sensor data fusion, positioning and tracking.

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Adrien Perkins

Adrien Perkins is a Ph.D. candidate in the Stanford GPS Laboratory working under the guidance of Professor Per Enge in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

He received his B.S. in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University in 2013 and his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2015. 

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Tyler Reid

Tyler Reid is currently a research scientist at Ford Motor Company.

He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2017.

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Monica Navarro

Dr. Monica Navarro is a Senior Researcher at the Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya within the Communication Systems Division.

She received the MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 1997 and the PhD degree in Telecommunications from the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR), University of South Australia, in 2002.

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Hiroyuki Yamada

Hiroyuki Yamada is the Senior Deputy Director: Sub-Division for Operational Safety and Human Element, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Sub-Division deals with all technical and operational matters related to navigation, communications, search and rescue and the human element of shipping.

Yamada has worked at IMO for 12 years in various positions related to ship safety. Previously he worked for the Japanese Government, mainly responsible for legislation and implementation of IMO regulations.

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August 4, 2017

Stephen Orr

Stephen Orr is an accomplished Wireless Industry Specialist and has more than 30 years of Wireless and Telecommunications experience in the areas of Engineering, Sales, and Business Management. Stephen graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1985 with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and in 2001 he went on to complete his MBA at Queens University in Kingston.

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