Jose A. Lopez-Salcedo

Faculty professor

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Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering
UAB – School of Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Bellaterra 08193 - Barcelona (Spain)


José A. López-Salcedo (S'98, M'07, SM'16) was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. From 2001 to 2006 he was a Research Assistant in the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC. He was involved in R+D projects dealing with synchronization techniques for digital receivers, satellite communications and iterative decoding techniques for MIMO wireless systems, both for private industry and public administrations.

In September 2006, he joined the Department of Telecommunication and Systems Engineering at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), as an Assistant Professor, and he became Associate Professor in September 2013. Since May 2011, he is the Coordinator of the Telecommunication Engineering studies at UAB.
From February to March 2010, February to April 2011, April to June 2012 and June to July 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Irvine, USA, and from July to September 2011, at the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. From August 2014 to January 2015, he was a Scientific Support Officer at the European Commission, DG Joint Research Center, Ispra (Italy). 
José A. López-Salcedo is currently serving as Secretary and Treasurer of the Spain Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society.

Research interests

His research interests are in the field of statistical signal processing, focusing on estimation theory, detection theory and applications to wireless communications and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

Additional Information

Ph.D. Dissertation: "Coherent and Non-Coherent Ultra-Wideband Communications", Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Advisor: Prof. Gregori Vázquez. [Manuscript]    [Slides]

Recent publications

  • D. Ibañez, A. Rovira, J. Sanz, J. M. Juan, G. Gonzalez, M. T. Alonso, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, H. Jia, F. J. Pancorbo, C. Garcia, I. Martin, S. R. Abadia, M. Lopez, "A Kinematic Campaign to Evaluate EGNOS 1046 Maritime Service", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 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.
  • F. J. Alvarez-Franco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Calculo de la posicion GPS a partir de medidas en crudo de dispositivos Android en las bandas L1 y L5", Proc. Seminario Anual de Automatica, Electronica Industrial e Instrumentacion (SAAEI), Jul 2019.
  • 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, (accepted for publication), Feb 2019.
  • 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].
  • D. Egea-Roca, A. Tripiana-Caballero, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, W. de Wilde, B. Bougard, J.-M. Sleewaegen, A. Popugaev, "Design, Implementation and Validation of a GNSS Measurement Exclusion and Weighting Function with a Dual Polarized Antenna", Sensors, vol. 18(12), num. 4483, 23 pag, Dec 2018, [link].
  • 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, [link].
  • J. Choi, M. Ozair Mughal, Y.-J. Choi, D. Kim, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, S. Kim, "CUSUM-based Joint Jammer Detection and Localization", IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), 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, [link].
  • 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].
  • 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].
  • 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].