Alfred Leick

Alfred Leick

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  • Adjunct Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • PhD, Geodetic Science, Ohio State University
  • MS, Geodetic Science, Ohio State University
  • Dipl. Ing., Surveying and Geodesy, Technical University Munich

Biography

Dr. Leick has been a Professor at the University of Maine from 1978 until retirement in 2012. He began research on the Global Positioning System (GPS) in 1982 when testing the prototype Macrometer satellite receiver at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His GPS research continued until retirement from the University of Maine, where he also taught courses on estimation, geodesy, and GPS positioning. He extensively lectured and researched at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts as an NRC Research Associate, the University of Sao Paulo as a Fulbright Scholar, the University of Stuttgart as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and Wuhan Technical University as a GPS Project Specialist on behalf of the World Bank and NSF. His book, GPS Satellite Surveying, was first published by J. Wiley in 1990, with the 4th and expanded edition, coauthored with two Russian scientists, becoming available in 2015. Since about 2010, he has been teaching online GPS courses at Michigan Technological University. He has been for more than 20 years and continues to be the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal GPS Solutions, which Springer Verlag publishes.