Bisnath, Sunil

Sunil Bisnath

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (New Brunswick)

Administrative Title(s)
Director, Graduate Program in Earth and Space Science
sbisnath@yorku.ca

Department(s): Earth and Space Science and Engineering
Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS)

Office: 129 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 20556

Lab: 435 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)

Research Fields
Planetary Physics

Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.

Research Types
Computational, Experimental


Research specialization
Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), especially to positioning and navigation.


My research interests centre on the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs), most notably GPS, for a multitude of precise positioning and navigation applications. Specific application areas include crustal deformation monitoring, precise orbit determination, and precise positioning of offshore platforms. This research requires development of positioning algorithms, which include filters, functional models, stochastic models, and prediction models to mitigate physical affects. Recent algorithm research has focused on improving the robustness of precise point positioning, and extending the range of single-baseline, real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS.