Dr. Hongzhou Yang



Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Geomatics Engineering

Contact information

Phone number

office: 403-220-7534


Office: ENE222



Dr. Hongzhou Yang has over ten years academic and industrial experience regarding navigation and mapping by integrating multiple sensors with various estimation/optimization methods. He obtained Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering from University of Calgary after proposing and developing a novel real-time precise point positioning (PPP) system in 2018. Passionate about autonomous driving, he worked at the Level 4 autonomous trucking company TuSimple and was responsible for the pose estimation and high-definition map generation. Prior to that, he worked at Profound Positioning Inc. for over four years, researching and developing Level 2 navigation products with low-cost GNSS/IMU/Odometer sensors. 

His research interests include sensor fusion, localization and mapping, estimation theory, machine learning for navigation, navigation in challenging environment, intelligent traffic system, robotics, and computer vision in pose estimation. He is aiming to explore the power of sensor fusion and machine learning in localization and mapping to improve the accuracy, safety, and reliability of autonomous driving.


  • Emerging Leaders 2024, Measurement Science and Technology. 2024
  • Service and Leadership Excellence Department Awards, University of Calgary. 2023
  • Measurement Science and Technology Journal Reviewer Awards, 2019
  • China Satellite Navigation Conference Best Youth Paper Award, 2018
  • ION GNSS+ Best Student Paper Award, 2017

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  • Editor for the Canadian Institute of Geomatics newsletter
  • Editorial board member of Survey Review
  • Editorial board member of Drone System and Applications
  • Topical Advisory Panel member of Applied System Innovation
  • Guest Editor for Special Issues in Remote Sensing
  • Reviewer for numerous respected journals, including Advances in Space Research, GPS Solutions, Navigation, Measurement, Satellite Navigation, Survey Review, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, International Journal of Remote Sensing and Remote Sensing Letters, Journal of Spatial Science and IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.
  • IEEE Member 
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Member
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Member
  • Canadian Institute of Geomatics Member
  • Canadian Remote Sensing Society Member