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Dr. Kimia Shamaei receives Parkinson Award

By Eric Van Rees - 27th September 2020 - 16:59

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division presented Dr. Kimia Shamaei with its Bradford W. Parkinson Award September 25, 2020 during the ION GNSS+ 2020 VIRTUAL Conference.

Dr. Shamaei was recognized for her thesis, “Exploiting Cellular Signals for Navigation: 4G to 5G.”

The Bradford W. Parkinson Award is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). This award, which honors Dr. Parkinson for his leadership in establishing both the U.S. Global Positioning System and the Satellite Division of the ION, includes a personalized plaque and a $2,500 honorarium.

Any ION member who is a graduate student completing a degree program with an emphasis in GNSS technology, applications, or policy is eligible for the award. We would like to thank the altruistic experts who served on this year’s selection committee.

About ION

The Institute of Navigation is the world’s premier professional society advancing the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). The Institute is a national organization whose membership spans worldwide. Additional information about the ION can be found at

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