Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW

Chris Rizos is a professor of Geodesy and Navigation in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Chris is the former president of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), a member of the Executive and Governing Board of the International GNSS Service (IGS), and co-chair of the Multi-GNSS Asia Steering Committee.

He is currently a member of a number of Australian national committees including the Permanent Committee on Geodesy, the National Committee for Earth Sciences of the Australian Academy of Sciences, and the Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Reference Frame Project.

Chris is a Fellow of the IAG, a Fellow and current president of the Australian Institute of Navigation, a Fellow of the US Institute of Navigation, and an honorary professor of Wuhan University, China. Chris has been researching the technology and applications of GPS since 1985, and is an author/co-author of over 650 journal and conference papers.


  • 1989–2013
    Professor of Geodesy & Navigation, University of New South Wales


  • 1980 
    UNSW, Ph.D.
  • 1975 
    UNSW, B.Surv.(Hons1)

Research Areas

  • Geodesy (090902)
  • Surveying (Incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
  • Geomatic Engineering (0909)


Fellow of the International Association of GeodesyFellow of the U.S. Institute of NavigationFellow of the Australian Institute of NavigationHonorary Professor, Wuhan University, China