“The solutions to the most complex research, technological and societal challenges cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline; they require contributions from neighboring disciplines as well. ERVA is a new, independent, diverse and collaborative platform that will enable just that.”
Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska serves as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA). She is the Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise, University Distinguished Professor, Lowber B. Strange Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and the vice president for knowledge enterprise in The Ohio State University (OSU) Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge. She is also a director of the Satellite Positioning and Inertial Navigation (SPIN) Laboratory. Her research interests cover GPS/GNSS algorithms, GNSS/inertial and other sensor integration for navigation in GNSS-challenged environments, sensors and algorithms for indoor and personal navigation, image-based navigation using artificial intelligence (AI) methods, and mobile mapping.
Brzezinska is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION), Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the recipient of the 2016 ION Johannes Kepler Award, the 2005 ION Thomas Thurlow Award, the 2005 and 2015 United States Geospatial Information Foundation (USGIF) Academic Research Award, and the 2018 International Association of the Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) John Harrison Award. She has served as President of the Institute of Navigation (2015-2017), and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Commission 4, Positioning and Applications (2011-2015), and is an IAG Fellow. She is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board, and served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Brzezinska holds a master's degree and a doctorate in geodetic science from The Ohio State University, and a master's degree. in surveying engineering and land management systems from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland.