Dr. Chris Danezis CV

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Dr CHRIS DANEZIS
Assistant Professor

ERATOSTHENES Research Centre (ERC)
Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics (CEG)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Professional background: Dr. Danezis began his professional career immediately after completing his undergraduate studies. His first position (2002 – 2004) was a GeoDatabase Architect, Programmer and Administrator in two cadastral and five rural cadastre projects. He was also involved as an Engineering Surveyor in the construction of major Olympic Venues in Athens, Greece. Between 2006 – 2007, he worked as a contracted researcher with UCL, where he was the principal researcher in the EU-funded FP6 program BEAR that involved the development and implementation of a prototype animal tracking system. Dr. Danezis designed a new positioning algorithm to augment GPS/GNSS, and increase system availability, accuracy, and reliability in GNSS-denied environments. He was also a consulting engineer in two more projects in collaboration with British Oil & Gas private companies on Seismic and Hydrographic Surveying. In 2009, he was appointed as a Geodetic Infrastructure executive at the Hellenic National Mapping Agency (NCMA) in the department responsible for the operation of the Greek Permanent GPS/GNSS CORS Network (HEPOS). During his 5-year employment, he developed official software and services related to GPS/GNSS processing, coordinate transformations, and custom GIS extensions to automate geospatial infrastructure processes. Furthermore, he was a member of the Strategic Management Board initiated to reform and modernize the company structure. In September 2014, he was appointed as a tenure-track Lecturer in Geodesy at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Finally, Dr. Danezis has worked as a freelance consulting engineer for a period of 12 years.

Education: Dr. Chris Danezis holds a 5y Dipl. Ing. in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from the same university, and a Ph.D. in Satellite Geodesy and Navigation from the University College London (UCL) Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. During his studies, he was won several professional and scientific scholarships and prizes, such as the 1st Prize for Best Degree Thesis awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG), and the 1st Prize for Best Journal Publication in Geodesy for the years 2013 – 2014 awarded by the Academy of Athens.

Research: His research focuses on the fields of Geodesy, Ubiquitous and Collaborative Positioning and Navigation, GNSS Augmentations, Hydrographic Surveying, Location-based Services and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). During 2012 – 2014 he was a member of the joint IAG – FIG committee (IAG 4.1.1 and FIG WG 5.5) on Ubiquitous Positioning. Additionally, he is a dedicated programmer of several conventional and AI programming languages, tools which he uses extensively in his research. He is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed papers in leading international scientific journals and a reviewer in world-renowned scientific journals and conferences.