Yang Gao

Dr. Yang Gao, PhD, PEng, FIAG, FION, FEiC, FRIN



Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Geomatics Engineering

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-6174

For media enquiries, contact

Joe McFarland
Media Relations and Communications Specialist

Cell: +1.403.671.2710
Email: Joe.Mcfarland@ucalgary.ca


Educational Background

PhD. University of Calgary, 1992

M.Sc. Wuhan University, 1985

B.Sc. Wuhan University , 1982


Areas of Research

Global Navgation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENGO 465 Satellite Positioning 2021
ENGO 563 LEC 01 01 Data Analysis in Engineering 2020
ENGO 629 Advanced Estimation Methods & Analysis 2021
ENGO 697 Directed Studies 2021


  • Fellow, UK Royal Institute of Navigation. 2023
  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada, https://eic-ici.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2023-Fellow-Citation-Gao.pdf. 2023
  • Schulich Research Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering. 2023
  • Geomatics Department Teaching Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering. 2021
  • Fellow, US Institute of Navigation, https://www.ion.org/awards/2020-ionfellow-Gao.cfm. 2020
  • Teaching Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering. 2019
  • Research Excellence Award, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), https://www.apega.ca/summit-awards/recipients/2018/research-excellence. 2018
  • Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering. 2018
  • Thomas L. Thurlow Award, US Institute of Navigation, https://www.ion.org/awards/2017-Thurlow.cfm. 2017