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

  • D. Egea-Roca, E. Falletti, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Comparison of Several Signal Designs based on Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) Modulation for a LEO PNT System", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 23 2021.
  • O. Renaudin, I. Lapin, F. Zanier, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "TOA Error Bounds for Positioning in 5G New Radio Networks", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 23 2021.
  • S. Locubiche, M. Sole-Gaset, M. Romero-Gaviria, N. Zaidi, A. Sfeir, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Architecture and Performance of the Long Loop Algorithm for EGNOS V3 NLES Stations", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 22 2021.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Performance Assessment of a Low-Complexity Autoregressive Kalman Filter for GNSS Carrier Tracking Using Real Scintillation Time Series", GPS Solutions, (accepted for publication), Aug 30 2021.
  • S. Tomasin, M. Centenaro, G. Seco-Granados, S. Roth, A. Sezgin, "Location-Privacy Leakage and Integrated Solutions for 5G Cellular Networks and Beyond", Sensors, vol. 21, num. 15, 14 pages, Jul 30 2021, [link].
  • Shilpa Rao, G. Seco-Granados, H. Pirzadeh, J. A. Nossek, A. L. Swindlehurst, "Massive MIMO Channel Estimation With Low-Resolution Spatial Sigma-Delta ADCs", IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 109320-109334, Jul 28 2021, [link].
  • A. Fascista, A. Coluccia, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, "Downlink Single-Snapshot Localization and Mapping with a Single-Antenna Receiver", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, num. 7, pp. 4672-4684, Jul 01 2021, [link].
  • M. Manosas-Caballu, G. Seco-Granados, "Alternative Implementations of the GNSS Power-Based Capon Beamformer", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 28, pp. 1435-1439, Jun 30 2021, [link].
  • M. A. Nazari, G. Seco-Granados, P. Johannisson, H. Wymeersch, "3D Orientation Estimation with Multiple 5G mmWave Base Stations", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun 14 2021.
  • Z. Abu-Shaban, K. Keykhosravi, M. Furkan Keskin, G. C. Alexandropoulos, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "Near-field Localization with a Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Acting as Lens", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun 14 2021.
  • K. Keykhosravi, M. Furkan Keskin, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "SISO RIS-Enabled Joint 3D Downlink Localization and Synchronization", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun 14 2021.
  • A. Fascista, A. Coluccia, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, "RIS-aided Joint Localization and Synchronization with a Single-Antenna MmWave Receiver", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Jun 06 2021.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Performance Limits and Benefits of Adaptive Autoregressive Kalman Filters for GNSS Scintillation-Robust Carrier Tracking", Proc. International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), Jun 01 2021.
  • A. Kakkavas, M. Castaneda-Garcia, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, R. Stirling-Gallacher, J. Nossek, "Position Information from Single-Bounce Reflections", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, num. 6, pp. 1300-1304, Jun 01 2021, [link].