26 October 2011

Heading to USA on Ian Potter grant

Dr Suelynn Choy from RMIT University's School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences has been awarded an Ian Potter Foundation travel grant.

Through the support of the grant, Dr Choy will attend the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS 2011 Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA.

She was invited to attend the conference as co-chair in a technical session on "Precise Point Positioning and Real-time Kinematic Positioning" and will also present a paper titled "Remote Sensing of the Earth's Lower Atmosphere during Severe Weather Events using GPS Technology: a Pilot Study in Victoria, Australia".

"As an early career academic, it is a great honour and privilege to have been invited to chair a technical session at the conference and receiving the Ian Potter travel grant is a major bonus that will make my travel possible," Dr Choy said.

Professor John Hearne, Head of the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, said the invitation for Dr Choy to chair a session chair was recognition of the cutting edge research being undertaken at RMIT.

"We are extremely proud of Dr Choy's invitation to co-chair at the conference. It is not only a recognition of her outstanding work, but also reflects the cutting-edge research conducted by the RMIT in the areas of GPS and GNSS."

GNSS Precise Point Positioning has been the focus of Dr Choy's research since she began her PhD in 2006.

According to Professor Kefei Zhang, Director of the RMIT SPACE Research Centre, the ION GPS/GNSS conference is the largest international event for the GNSS community.

"The conference brings together major GNSS players from across the world including leading academics, government organisations and industrial entrepreneurs and showcases state-of-the-art satellite systems, technology, research and development and products and services," Professor Zhang said.

Ian Potter Foundation travel grants enable outstanding individuals, with promising careers and potentially important contributions to make to the Australian community, to exchange knowledge with their peers through participation in professional development opportunities.

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