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

  • Z. Abu-Shaban, Xiangyun Zhou, T. D. Abhayapala, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "Performance of Location and Orientation Estimation in 5G mmWave Systems: Uplink vs Downlink", Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Apr 2018.
  • D. Egea-Roca, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, H. V. Poor, "Performance Bounds for Finite Moving Average Tests in Transient Change Detection", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 1594-1606, Mar 2018.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Closed-Form Approximation for the Steady-State Performance of Second-Order Kalman Filters", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 268-272, Feb 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, (accepted for publication), Feb 2018.
  • H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, G. Destino, D. Dardari, F. Tufvesson, "5G mm-Wave Positioning for Vehicular Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 80-86, Dec 2017, [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, (accepted for publication), Nov 2017.
  • A. Shahmansoori, G. E. García, G. Destino, G. Seco-Granados, H. Wymeersch, "Position and Orientation Estimation through Millimeter Wave MIMO in 5G Systems", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, (accepted for publication), Nov 2017, [link].
  • E. S. Lohan, P. Ritcher, V. Lucas-Sabola, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, H. Leppakoski, S. Serna-Santiago, "Location Privacy Challenges and Solutions. Part 2: Hybrid and Non-GNSS Localization", Inside GNSS, pp. 56-64, Nov 2017, [link].
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, M. A. Barreto-Arboleda, F. Zanier, M. Crisci, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, ""Performance Limits of V2I Ranging Localization with LTE Networks", Proc. IEEE Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communications (WPNC), Oct 26 2017, [link].
  • D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Optimal Fractional Non-Coherent Detector for High-Sensitivity GNSS Receivers Robust against Residual Frequency Offset and Unknown Bits", Proc. IEEE Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communications (WPNC), Oct 25 2017, [link].
  • L. Romero-Holguin, V. Lucas-Sabola, J. A. del Peral-Rosado, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, J. A. Garcia-Molina, "Prototype of IoT GNSS Sensor for Cloud GNSS Signal Processing", Proc. 6th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS / Galileo, Oct 2017.
  • S. Locubiche, D. Gomez-Casco, A. Gusi, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Garcia-Molina, "Positioning Performance Analysis of High-Order BOC Signals in Advanced Multi-constellation High-Sensitivity GNSS Receivers", Proc. 6th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS / Galileo, Oct 2017, [link].
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, M. Bavaro, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, P. Chawdhry, J. Fortuny-Guasch, G. Seco-Granados, "NB-IoT Ranging Performance in LTE Femtocell Networks", Workshop on Dependable Wireless Communications and Localization for the IoT, Sep 12 2017, [link].
  • E. S. Lohan, D. Alonso de Diego, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, P. Boto, P. Fernandes, "Unambiguous Techniques in Modernized GNSS Signals", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 38-52, Sep 06 2017, [link].