Gonzalo Seco-Granados

Faculty professor

gonzalo.seco at uab.cat
+34 93 581 4734
Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering
UAB – School of Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Bellaterra 08193 - Barcelona (Spain)


Gonzalo Seco-Granados (IEEE Fellow) received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2000, and the MBA degree from the IESE Business School, Spain, in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was technical staff of the European Space Agency, The Netherlands, where he was involved in the design of the Galileo system and receivers. In 2015, 2019 and 2022, he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Irvine, USA. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where he was Vice Dean of the Engineering School, from 2011 to 2019. He has contributed to the seminal works on “5G positioning”. In the area of GNSS, he made pioneering contributions to the use of antenna arrays, and he has developed techniques to increase the robustness against of interference, multipath and spoofing attacks, and to improve energy efficiency of GNSS receivers. He is co-founder of Loctio, a start-up providing low-energy positioning solutions for IoT. He received an ICREA Academia award in 2013 and 2019, and won an IEEE Signal Processing Society’ Best Paper Award in 2021. He serves as a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM TC), and of the EURASIP Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems Technical Committee, since 2018 and 2022, respectively. Since 2019, he is the President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.


Research interests

His current research interests are estimation, performance bounds, optimization and signal design aspects for satellite-based positioning (GNSS and LEO-PNT), 5G/6G positioning, and integrated sensing and communications systems (ISAC).

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Additional Information

Ph.D. Dissertation: "Antenna Arrays for Multipath and Interference Mitigation in GNSS Receiver", Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Advisor: Prof. Juan A. Fernández-Rubio. [Manuscript]    [Slides]


For persons interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering: If you have an outstanding track record, we are willing to support you in the application to funding opportunities.

For companies: We are interested in collaborating in research projects in the areas of communications, navigation, signal processing and data analysis for different applications.

Recent publications

  • R. Terris-Gallego, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, I. Fernandez-Hernandez, "Efficient Detection of Galileo ACAS Sequences using E6-B Aiding", Proc. European Navigation Conference (ENC), May 22 2024.
  • X. Alvarez-Molina, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, M. Sole-Gaset, S. Locubiche-Serra, "Performance Analysis of Spoofing and Interference Detection Techniques for SBAS GNSS Reference Receivers", Proc. European Navigation Conference (ENC), May 22 2024.
  • L. Pallares, N. BniLam, D. Gomez, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, P. Crosta, "Low Cost SDR for GNSS Interference Mitigation Using Spatial Diversity Techniques", Proc. European Navigation Conference (ENC), May 22 2024.
  • P. Boto, B. de Matos, L Pallares, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, A. Budianu, "Experimental performance assessment of multi-antenna beamforming techniques for multipath, spoofing and interference mitigation in GNSS handheld devices", Proc. European Navigation Conference (ENC), May 22 2024.
  • D. Egea-Roca, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "An Optimized CSS-ISAC Signal Design for Localisation with LEO Satellites", Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Joint Communications & Sensing (JC&S), Mar 19 2024.
  • N. Chang, Xi Hong, Wenjie Wang, D. Egea-Roca, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Joint Spatial, Polarization, and Temporal Estimation based on Multiple Sparse Bayesian Learning in GNSS Multipath Environment", Signal Processing, (accepted for publication), Jan 08 2024.
  • Qi Liu, Chengfa Gao, A. Xhafa, Wang Gao, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Performance Analysis of GNSS+5G Hybrid Positioning Algorithms for Smartphones in Urban Environments", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 73, pp. 1-9, Dec 01 2023, [link].
  • E. Obiols-Bernaus, L. Tortajada-Ropero, A. Creus-Blanch, A. Gonzalez-Novell, F. Fabra, G. Seco-Granados, "GNSS Interference Monitoring and Detection (GIMAD) System ", Engineering Proceedings, 54, Oct 29 2023, [link].
  • A. Xhafa, F. Fabra, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, I. Lapin, "Pathway to Coherent Phase Acquisition in Multi-channel USRP SDRs for Direction of Arrival Estimation", Proc. International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS), Oct 22 2023, [link].
  • H. Shahid, L. Canzian, C. Sarto, O. Pozzobon, J. Reyes-Gonzalez, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Spoofing Detection Performance of Snapshot OSNMA Under Time and Symbol Errors", Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall, Oct 10 2023, [link].
  • R. Terris-Gallego, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, I. Fernandez-Hernandez, "Preliminary Evaluation of Galileo ACAS Using Existing E1-E6 Open Signals and a Low-Cost SDR Platform", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 14 2023, [link].
  • R. Ghazalian, H. Chen, G. C. Alexandropoulos, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, R. Jantti, "Joint User Localization and Location Calibration of a Hybrid Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 1435-1440, Aug 21 2023, [link].
  • I. Fernandez-Hernandez, J. Winkel, C. O, S. Cancela, R. Terris-Gallego, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, A. della Chiara, C. Sarto, D. Blonski, J. de Blas, "Semi-Assisted Signal Authentication for Galileo: Proof of Concept and Results", IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 4393-4404, Aug 01 2023.
  • G. Marchand, A. Toumi, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Machine Learning Assessment of Anti-Spoofing Techniques for GNSS Receivers", Proc. ICL-GNSS, Jun 08 2023, [link].