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Zahidul Bhuiyan appointed Research Professor

Research Manager Zahidul Bhuiyan (Ph.D.) has been appointed tenure track research professor at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute of the National Land Survey of Finland beginning 1 December 2021.

Zahidul Bhuiyan (Ph.D.) appointed tenure track research professor at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI.
Research Manager Zahidul Bhuiyan (Ph.D.) was appointed tenure track research professor at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI.

Bhuiyan's work at the Department of Navigation and Positioning focuses on research and development of innovative methods for a robust, accurate and resilient Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solution. He has been conducting research in the field for the last 16 years. He’s been involved in several Research and Development (R&D) projects funded by European Commission (EC), European Space Agency (ESA), European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and Academy of Finland among others. In addition he is an active lecturer in Finnish universities and graduate training schools.

At FGI, Bhuiyan is leading a research group focusing on the research and development of methods and algorithms improving accuracy, availability and reliability of navigation with GNSS and other radio signals.

“As a Research Professor, I plan to enhance collaboration with Finnish universities as I have seen strong demand globally on skilled resources for this specific field of research. In addition, I will continue advancing the research and facilitate Finnish Government and industry to be in the leading front in Position, Navigation and Timing technology”, Bhuiyan says.

The new position offers great continuity to his extensive work.

“I have been enthusiastically following and contributing to the space-based navigation research with the concurrent development of European satellite navigation system ‘Galileo’, the Chinese satellite navigation system ‘BeiDou’, the Indian regional navigation system ‘NavIC’ along with the already existing legacy systems ‘GPS’ from US, and the Russian system ‘GLONASS’. Today, all these navigation systems with right set of techniques can offer us precise navigation at decimeter level in good outdoor condition. Researchers like us are now working towards improving that accuracy even further to centimeter level along with a robust and resilient PNT that could enable users to safely use the underlying application.“

Promoting top research

The tenure track pathway for professors is mostly associated with universities, and it has gradually found its way also into research institutions. FGI begun the tenure track system in 2019, aiming to offer permanent positions of a few years for researchers and to provide starting researchers with systematic support and guidance. The goal is to produce benefits for researchers, FGI and the entire field and to promote top research.

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