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 was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1972. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering in 1996 and 2000, respectively, from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. In 2002, he also received an MBA from IESE - University of Navarra in Barcelona and Columbia University in New York. He was a guest researcher at Brigham Young University, Utah, from May -to -August -1999.-From 2002 to 2005, he was member of the technical staff at the TT&C and Radionavigation Section, European Space Agency, The Netherlands, involved in the Galileo project and in the development of radionavigation receivers. He led the activities concerning indoor positioning for GPS and Galileo.

Since the beginning of 2006, he is associate professor at the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Since March 2009, Gonzalo Seco Granados holds one of the six Chairs of Technology and Knowledge Transfer UAB Research Park - Santander. Dr. Seco-Granados received two best Ph.D. thesis awards from UPC and the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers, as well as the best presentation award at the ION-GPS'2003 conference. He is Senior Member of the IEEE.

Gonzalo Seco-Granados received an ICREA Academia award in 2013 and 2019. 

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Research interests

His current research interests are distributed algorithms for estimation and detection, statistical and array signal processing, network optimization, resource management, advanced GNSS receivers.

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

  • P. Boto, P. Fernandes, V. Mendoca, C. Moriana, D. Egea-Roca, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Subcarrier Tracking Exploitation of Meta-signals", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 23 2020.
  • Yibo Wu, Bile Peng, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, A. Kakkavas, M. H. Castaneda Garcia, R. Stirling-Gallacher, "Cooperative Localization with Angular Measurements and Posterior Linearization", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN), Jun 07 2020.
  • H. Pirzadeh, G. Seco-Granados, A. L. Swindlehurst, J. A. Nossek, "On the Effect of Mutual Coupling in One-Bit Spatial Sigma-Delta Massive MIMO Systems", in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), May 26 2020.
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, F. Gunnarsson, S. Dwivedi, S. Modarres, O. Renaudin, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Exploitation of 3D city maps for hybrid 5G RTT and GNSS positioning simulations", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 05 2020, [link].
  • A. Fascista, A. Coluccia, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, "Low-Complexity Accurate mmWave Positioning for Single-Antenna Users Based on Angle-of-Departure and Adaptive ", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 05 2020, [link].
  • Z. Abu-Shaban, H. Wymeersch, T. Abhayapala, G. Seco-Granados, "Single-Anchor Two-Way Localization Bounds for 5G mmWave Systems", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, (accepted for publication), Apr 30 2020.
  • H. Pirzadeh, G. Seco-Granados, Shilpa Rao, A. Lee Swindlehurst, "Spectral Efficiency of One-Bit Sigma-Delta Massive MIMO", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, (accepted for publication), Apr 30 2020.
  • N. Chang, W. Wang, X. Hong, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Sparse Spatial and Temporal Estimation for Multipath Mitigation in GNSS", in Proc. IEEE/ION PLANS, Apr 23 2020.
  • Z. Abu-Shaban, G. Seco-Granados, C.R. Benson, H. Wymeersch, "Performance Analysis for Autonomous Vehicle 5G-Assisted Positioning in GNSS-Challenged Environments:", in Proc. IEEE/ION PLANS, Apr 23 2020.
  • G. Seco-Granados, D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, I. Fernandez-Hernandez, "Detection of Replay Attacks to GNSS based on Partial Correlations and Authentication Data Unpredictability", GPS Solutions, (accepted for publication), Apr 15 2020.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Asymptotic Analysis on the Convergence Time of Autoregressive Kalman Filters", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, (accepted for publication), Apr 14 2020.
  • H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, "Adaptive Detection Probability for mmWave 5G SLAM", in Proc. 6G Wireless Summit, Mar 17 2020, [link].
  • A. Kakkavas, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, M. Castaneda, R. A. Stirling, J. A. Nossek, "5G Downlink Multi-Beam Signal Design for LOS Positioning", in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec 09 2019, [link].
  • J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, A. Bahillo-Martinez (Ed.), J. L. Lazaro-Galilea (Ed.), A. Perez-Navarro (Ed.), J. A. Rodriguez-Negro (Ed.), "Ch 3.7, GNSS de Alta Sensibilidad", chapter in Libro Blanco sobre Espacios Inteligentes y Tecnologias de Posicionamiento y Navegación en Entornos Interior, pp. 88-93, Dec 01 2019.