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

  • H. Wymeersch, N. Garcia, H. Kim, G. Seco-Granados, S. Kim, F. Wen, M. Frohle, "5G mmWave Downlink Vehicular Positioning", Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec 10 2018.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Closed-Form Approximation for the Convergence Time of pth-order Kalman Filters", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 25, no. 10, pp. 1505-1509, Oct 2018.
  • W. de Wilde, B. Bougard, J.-M. Sleewaegen, G. Cuypers, A. Popugaev, M. Landmann, C. Schirmer, D. Egea-Roca, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Authentication by Polarization: A Powerful Anti-Spoofing Method", Proc. ION GNSS+, 16 pages, Sep 24 2018.
  • P. Crosta, R. Sarnadas, J. Clua, M. Sole, R. Romero, L. Tavira, G. Seco-Granados, A. Tripiana, "GNSS Performance Characterization Framework", ION GNSS+, Sep 24 2018.
  • D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "C/N0 Estimators for High-Sensitivity Snapshot GNSS receivers", GPS Solutions, vol. 22, 11 pages, Sep 19 2018, [link].
  • G. E. Garcia, G. Seco-Granados, E. Karipidis, H. Wymeersch, "Transmitter Beam Selection in Millimeter-Wave MIMO with In-Band Position-Aiding", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 6082-6092, Sep 01 2018, [link].
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, Jani Saloranta, Giuseppe Destino, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Methodology for Simulating 5G and GNSS High-Accuracy Positioning", Sensors, vol. 18, no.10, 25 pages, Sep 2018, [link].
  • Z. Abu-Shaban, Xiangyun Zhou, T. Abhayapala, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "Error Bounds for Uplink and Downlink 3D Localization in 5G mmWave Systems", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 4939-2018, Aug 01 2018, [link].
  • D. Egea-Roca, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Inhomogeneous Quadratic Tests in Transient Signal Detection: Closed-Form Upper Bounds and Application in GNSS", Digital Signal Processing, vol. 78, pp. 20-29, Jul 2018, [link].
  • D. Egea-Roca, A. Tripiana-Caballero, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, W. de Wilde, B. Bougard, J.-M. Sleewaegen, A. Popugaev, "GNSS Measurement Exclusion and Weighting with Dual Polarized Antenna: The FANTASTIC project", Proc. International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), Best Paper Award, Jun 28 2018, [link].
  • D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Statistical Characterization of the Optimal Detector for a Signal with Time-Varying Phase Based on the Edgeworth Series", Proc. IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), Jun 2018, [link].
  • M. Pini, B. Bougard, W. de Wilde, G. Seco-Granados, D. Egea-Roca, D. Calle, A. Popugaev, "GNSS Core Technologies Enabling Application Dependability: The FANTASTIC Project", Proc. European Navigation Conference (ENC), May 2018.
  • V. Lucas-Sabola, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, J. A. Garcia-Molina, "GNSS IoT Positioning. From Conventional Sensors to a Cloud-Based Solution", Inside GNSS, vol. May/June, pp. 53-62, May 2018, [link].
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, R. Raulefs, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Survey of Cellular Mobile Radio Localization Methods: from 1G to 5G", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 1124-1148, Apr 2018, [link].