Jordi Vilà-Valls

Former member

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Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering
UAB – Engineering School
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra 08193 - Barcelona (Spain)


Jordi Vilà-Valls was born in Ordis, Girona, Spain, in 1983. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from both the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 2006, under a double diploma program. In October 2006, he joined the GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France, as a Research Assistant with a French Ministry of Science Ph.D. grant. In 2009, he was a research visitor at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Grenoble INP in March 2010.

From October 2010 to September 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Signal Processing and Communications group (SPCOM) of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC), UPC.

He was a Postdoctoral researcher at the SPCOMNAV group from October 2012 to October 2013.


Research interests

His primary areas of interest include statistical signal processing, Bayesian estimation theory, and adaptive/robust filtering methods, with applications to positioning and tracking systems, wireless sensor networks and communications.

Recent publications

  • J. Vilà-Valls, P. Closas, C. Fernandez, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Adaptive GNSS carrier tracking under ionospheric scintillation: estimation vs mitigation", IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 961-964, Jun 2015, [link].
  • T. Ferreira, R. Sarnadas, J. Vilà-Valls, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, P. Crosta, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, F. Zanier, "Characterization of Carrier Phase Tracking Techniques under Ionosphere Scintillation Scenarios", Proc. 6th European Workshop on GNSS Signals and Signal Processing, Dec 05 2013, [link].
  • T. Ferreira, R. Sarnadas, J. Vilà-Valls, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, F. D. Nunes, F. M. Sousa, P. Crosta, F. Zanier, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, "Trade-off Analysis of Robust Carrier Phase Tracking Techniques in Challenging Environments", Proc. ION-GNSS, Sep 20 2013, [link].
  • J. Vilà-Valls, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "An Interactive Multiple Model Approach for Robust GNSS Carrier Phase Tracking Under Scintillation Conditions", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 31 2013, [link].