Imperial College London

Professor Washington Y. Ochieng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor in Positioning & Navigation Systems



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Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng is the Head of the Centre for Transport Studies and Chair of Positioning and Navigation Systems in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He is also the Director of the Imperial College Engineering Geomatics Group (ICEGG).

After gaining a PhD in Space Geodesy at the University of Nottingham, Prof. Ochieng worked there as a Research Associate before moving to Racal Electronics (Thales) as Principal Engineer (Navigation specialist) where he participated in various international industrial consortia developing satellite navigation systems and products. He moved to Imperial College London in 1997.

Professor Ochieng's research interests are in the design of positioning and navigation systems for land, sea and air applications; Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has made significant contributions to major international projects including the design of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and GALILEO, GNSS measurement error modelling, specification of aircraft trajectory mangement tools for the Single European Sky's ATM Research (SESAR) programme, and integrated positioning and navigation systems for for many applications including ITS. In 2013, Prof. Ochieng was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in recognition of his exceptional contribution to engineering.



Goldbeck N, Angeloudis P, Ochieng W, 2019, Resilience assessment for interdependent urban infrastructure systems using dynamic network flow models, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol:188, ISSN:0951-8320, Pages:62-79

Koudis GS, Hu SJ, Majumdar A, et al., 2018, The impact of single engine taxiing on aircraft fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, Aeronautical Journal, Vol:122, ISSN:0001-9240, Pages:1967-1984


Yin J, Ma Y, Hu Y, et al., Dynamic runway configurations and flexible arrival/departure tradeoffs in metroplex airports, IEEE/AIAA 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, IEEE

Ainalis D, Achurra-Gonzalez P, Gaudin A, et al., Ultra-Capacitor based kinetic energy recovery system for heavy goods vheicles, 15th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology

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