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 at 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. From May 2011 to July 2019, he was 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 (AESS), and member of the Editorial Committee of the Korean Institute of Positioning, Navigation and Timing (IPNT).

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

  • P. Boto, P. Fernandes, V. Mendoca, C. Moriana, D. Egea-Roca, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Subcarrier Tracking Exploitation of Meta-signals", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 23 2020.
  • D. Egea-Roca, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, W. De Wilde, " Generalized ANOVA Test for GNSS Spoofing Detection with a Dual-Polarized Antenna", Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aug 24 2020.
  • J. Gañez-Fernandez, A. Perez-Conesa, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Sensor de RF de Bajo Coste para el Procesado Remoto de Señales GNSS", Proc. Seminario Anual de Automática, Electrónica Industrial e Instrumentación (SAAEI), Jul 08 2020.
  • 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", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 05 2020, [link].
  • N. Chang, W. Wang, X. Hong, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Sparse Spatial and Temporal Estimation for Multipath Mitigation in GNSS", in Proc. IEEE/ION PLANS, Apr 23 2020.
  • G. Seco-Granados, D. Gomez-Casco, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, I. Fernandez-Hernandez, "Detection of Replay Attacks to GNSS based on Partial Correlations and Authentication Data Unpredictability", GPS Solutions, (accepted for publication), Apr 15 2020.
  • S. Locubiche, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, "Asymptotic Analysis on the Convergence Time of Autoregressive Kalman Filters", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, (accepted for publication), Apr 14 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 Navegación en Entornos Interior, pp. 88-93, Dec 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.
  • J. A. del Peral-Rosado, O. Renaudin, C. Gentner, R. Raulefs, E. Dominguez-Tijero, A. Fernandez-Cabezas, F. Blazquez-Luengo, G. Cueto-Felgueroso, A. Chassaigne, D. Bartlett, F. Grec, L. Ries, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Physical-Layer Abstraction for Hybrid GNSS and 5G Positioning Evaluations", Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall, Sep 22 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, E. Dominguez-Tijero, 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 16 2019, [link].
  • 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.
  • 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, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 4316-4327, May 2019, [link].