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Linyuan Xia

Educator, Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou, China

In 2007, Linyuan Xia was appointed as a leading professor at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, where he conducts research and teaches on satellite positioning and surveying.

For the previous 11 years, Xia served as an associate professor at the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering on Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. He has a broad and diverse experience in satellite navigation research and applications.

From 1986 to 1994, he worked in several surveying engineering positions with the Exploration and Investigation Bureau of the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Committee, for the Ministry of Water Conservancy. Responsibilities included geodetic calculation, survey engineering design, and seismic and landslide monitoring. During 1997–98 Xia was a member of Chinese Antarctic Expedition Team that established the Chinese base of the International SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Epoch Crustal Movement Campaign.

Xia has led research investigations into multipath effects for the Chinese navigation system Beidou, positioning and attitude determination for airborne vehicles, and GPS multipath mitigation.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees for engineering from the geodesy department of Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Geodesy and Geomatics of Wuhan University, winning the prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation that year, “Theoretical Research and Numerical Results Regarding Multipath in GPS Observations.”

Xia is the central China coordinator for the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems (CPGPS) and served as general secretary for the 2002 International Symposium on GPS/GNSS Symposium, which was held in Wuhan.

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