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

  • 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", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 05 2020.
  • 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 ", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 05 2020.
  • N. Chang, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, W. Wang, X. Hong, "Joint Angle and Delay Estimation for GNSS Multipath Signals Based on Multiple Sparse Bayesian Learning", Proc. IEEE/ION PLANS, Apr 23 2020.
  • 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 NavegaciĆ³n en Entornos Interior, pp. 88-93, Dec 01 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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, vol. 24, no. 5, 18 pages, Nov 07 2019, [link].
  • H. Pirzadeh, G. Seco-Granados, A. L. Swindlehurst, "Mitigation of Jamming Attack in Massive MIMO with One-Bit FBB Sigma-Delta ADCs", In Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov 01 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.
  • 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.
  • S. Cancela, J. Navarro, D. Calle, T. Reithmaier, A. Dalla Chiara, G. Da Broi, I. Fernández-Hernández, G. Seco-Granados, J. Simón, "Field Testing of GNSS User Protection Techniques", Proc. ION GNSS+, 17 pages, Sep 01 2019, [link].
  • 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].