Jie Zhang

This entry is part 33 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016

Jie ZhangPhD Senior Researcher at Imagister Solutions, Ltd

The use of GNSS in consumer applications dwarfs high-precision uses by orders of magnitude. With a substantial amount of GNSS research being performed for such uses, it is likely that the great breakthroughs in, for instance, indoor signal-based navigation will come from related labs and researchers. Jie Zhang is one of the talented researchers performing the heavy lifting for GNSS: signal processing and algorithm development. This vital work is happening mostly without fanfare, but within such circles Jie has made a mark with her publications, awards, research, and (as nominators noted) her particularly positive outlook.

 Jie earned her BE in communications engineering in Beijing, then information technology in Finland, with a masters and then PhD from Tampre University (Finland) with her publication of “Advanced Signal Processing in Multi-mode Multi-frequency Receivers for Positioning Applications.” A long list of publications and accolades has followed. Jie was involved in the GRAMMAR (Galileo Ready Advanced Mass Market Receiver) project.


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