Chen Ruizhi is a professor, doctoral supervisor. He is currently the Director of LIESMARS in Wuhan University. Chen Ruizhi received the B.E. from the department of engineering measurement, Wuhan Institute of Geodesy and Geomatics in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991. Ten years later, in 2001, he received his second M.S. from the department of computer science and software engineering, in Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

Prof. Chen Ruizhi’s research interests mainly include ubiquitous positioning of smartphones and satellite navigation. With nearly 30 years of research foundation, Prof. Chen has made abundant of outstanding contribution in the field of navigation and positioning. He had proposed a new concept of “mobile phone thinking engine” to explore the innovative technology of mobile phone from IntelliSense to intelligent cognition. He’d also established a new indoor positioning system and method based on emerging sensors such as EMG (electromyography)and vision, which opened up a new research direction in the field of personal navigation and positioning. He had explored and developed a complete set of 3D seamless navigation technology, from data sources to visualization, serving smart phones users. Meanwhile, a complete technical system for 3D seamless positioning of mobile phones had also been constructed. This 3D seamless navigation technology based on smartphones was demonstrated at the Shanghai World Expo Park and was selected for the “The Eleventh Five-Year Plan” International Cooperation Achievement Exhibition of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Prof. Chen’s research had also been selected as a cover story twice by the world’s most famous navigation magazine, “GPS Worlds”. While working in the United States, Prof. Chen developed a suite of indoor and outdoor seamless positioning systems based on Android phones.

Prof. Chen Ruizhi has authored 2 books, 5 book chapters and more than 160 papers. Students guided by him have won the Institute of Navigation (ION) Excellent Student Dissertation award three times and received two international patents. Prof. Chen is now responsible for the National Key Research and Development Program of China and Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, as the project leader and chief scientist. He has presided and participated in more than 20 scientific research projects funded by the U.S., EU government and enterprises. He served as Director of Navigation and Positioning Department of Geodetic Institute of Finland; Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; and engineering manager in mobile phone department of Nokia. With the experience in European and American universities, research institutions and multinational companies, Prof. Chen has experience in scientific research, product development and management, as well as excellent capabilities of  team building and talent cultivation.

Prof. Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Global Positioning Systems”, an Associate Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Navigation” and an editor of “Geospatial Information Science”. He served as the Chair of International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems(CPGPS), director of Nordic Institute of Navigation, and chairman of the IEEE International Conference “Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location-based Services”.