The 2011 Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award is awarded to Thomas Hobiger for his outstanding contribution in improvement of accuracy of space geodetic applications.
Thomas Hobiger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geodesy and geophysics from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From October 2006 until September 2008 he worked at Kashima Space Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan as a JSPS fellow. In October 2008 he moved to NICT’s headquarter in Tokyo and where he holds a tenured position since April 2010. His research interests include troposphere and ionosphere modeling, GNSS, Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), adjustment theory, software defined radio and high performance computing.