Gonzalo Seco-Granados

Faculty professor

gonzalo.seco at uab.es
+34 93 581 4734
+34 93 581 4031
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 fellowship in 2014. 

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

  • 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 2019.
  • D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Optimal Post-Detection Integration Techniques for the Reacquisition of Weak GNSS Signals", IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, (accepted for publication), Oct 01 2019.
  • M. Vergara, F. Antreich, C. Enneking, M. Sgammini, G. Seco-Granados, "A Model for Assessing the Impact of Linear and Nonlinear Distortions on a GNSS Receiver", GPS Solutions, (accepted for publication), Sep 23 2019.
  • A. Fascista, A. Coluccia, H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, "Millimeter-Wave Downlink Positioning with a Single-Antenna Receiver", IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, num. 9, pp. 4479-4490, Sep 01 2019, [link].
  • G. E. Garcia, N. Garcia, G. Seco-Granados, E. Karipidis, H. Wymeersch, "Fast in-band Position-aided Beam Selection in Millimeter-wave MIMO", IEEE Access, (accepted for publication), Sep 01 2019.
  • G. Cueto-Felgueroso, F. Grec, J. A. del Peral-Rosado, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, C. Gentner, E. Staudinger, D. Bartlett, E. Serna, M. Azaola, A. Fernandez, F. Blazquez, F. Mata, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, L. Ries, "Hybridizing GNSS with Sensors and Terrestrial Technologies for Positioning in 5G", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 2019.
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, O. Renaudin, C. Gentner, R. Raulefs, E. Dominguez, A. Fernandez, F. Blazquez, G. Cueto, A. Chassaigne, D. Bartlett, F. Grec, L. Ries, R. Prieto, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Physical-Layer Abstraction for Hybrid GNSS and 5G Positioning Evaluations", Proc. IEEE VTC Fall, Sep 2019.
  • A. Shahmansoori, B. Uguen, G. Destino, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "Tracking Position and Orientation through Millimeter Wave Lens MIMO in 5G Systems", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol . 26, no. 8, pp. 1222-1226, Aug 2019, [link].
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, G. Seco-Granados, S. Kim, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Network Design for Accurate Vehicle Localization", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 4316-4327, May 2019, [link].
  • B. Peng, G. Seco-Granados, E. Steinmetz, M. Frohle, H. Wymeersch, "Decentralized Scheduling for Cooperative Localization with Deep Reinforcement Learning", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, num. 5, pp. 4295-4305, May 2019, [link].
  • H. Wymeersch, N. Garcia, Hyowon Kim, G. Seco-Granados, Sunwoo Kim, Fuxi Wen, M. Frohle, "5G mmWave Downlink Vehicular Positioning", Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec 10 2018, [link].
  • Z. Abu-Shaban, H. Wymeersch, T. Abhayapala, G. Seco-Granados, "Distributed Two-Way Localization Bounds for 5G mmWave Systems", IEEE Globecom (Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks), Dec 09 2018, [link].
  • V. Lucas-Sabola, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Garcia-Molina, "Performance Analysis of Low-Power GNSS Positioning in IoT", Proc. 9th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Dec 06 2018, [link].
  • P. Crosta, J. Clua, M. Sole, R. Romero, L. Tavira, G. Seco-Granados, A. Tripiana, "GNSS Performance Characterization Framework", Proc. 9th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Dec 06 2018, [link].