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Heidi Kuusniemi ~ Finland

Heidi Kuusniemi is a director and professor at the Department of Navigation and Positioning at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI). She is also an adjunct professor and lecturer in GNSS technologies at Aalto University, Finland and a docent in positioning technologies and systems at Tampere University of Technology.

She is the President of the Nordic Institute of Navigation, and was the head of the Organising Committee for the 2016 European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) arranged in Helsinki, Finland May-June this year.

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.