Presented to: Dr. Ramsey M. Faragher and Dr. Robert K. Harle
Citation: For their paper “Towards an Efficient, Intelligent, Opportunistic Smartphone Indoor Positioning System” published in the Spring 2015 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 55-72.
Dr. Ramsey M. Faragher is the CEO and founder
of Focal Point Positioning Ltd. Previously he was
a senior research associate at the University of
Cambridge, where he developed novel smartphone
positioning systems. Prior to this he was a principal
scientist at the BAE Systems Advanced Technology
Centre where he developed the award-winning
and patented NAVSOP opportunistic positioning suite and other
GNSS-denied tracking technologies. He holds a first class degree in
physics and a Ph.D. in opportunistic radio positioning, both from
the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute
of Navigation and a Bye Fellow of Queens’ College, University of
Dr. Robert Harle is a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He works in the Computer Laboratory and is a Fellow in Computer Science at Downing College, Cambridge. He has a long-standing interest in positioning and tracking, particularly indoors. He has worked on ultrasonic, radio, inertial and ultra-wide-band systems. His most recent work has studied the use of commodity smartphone signals and sensors to provide accurate location inside workplaces through the application of probabilistic techniques such as particle filters and SLAM. His other research interests encompass many elements of cyber-physical systems, with work in context-aware and ubiquitous computing and biomechanical analysis for sports and health. Dr. Harle received the Ph.D. from Downing College, the University of Cambridge.