ICREA Academia
Gonzalo Seco Granados

Gonzalo Seco Granados

ICREA Acadèmia 2013 & 2019

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Engineering Sciences

Gonzalo Seco Granados

Gonzalo Seco-Granados received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Eng. from the Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2000, and the MBA. degree from the IESE Business School, Spain, in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the European Space Agency, where he was involved in the design of the Galileo system. In 2015 and 2019, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine. He is currently Professor in the Dept. of Telecommunication, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, where he was Vice Dean of the Engineering School during 2011-19. His research interests include satellite and terrestrial localization systems. Since 2018, he has been serving as a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Since 2019, he is President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Research interests

My general research objective for the next years is to develop positioning solutions for two types of applications: i) automated driving and unmanned aerial systems, where accuracy and security are of paramount relevance; ii) Internet-of-Thing systems.

Despite the progress in recent years in satellite and terrestrial based positioning technologies, there is still a very significant gap in the accuracy, latency, reliability, and energetic cost between the existing positioning solutions and the requirements of those applications. My research in both theoretical and the practical implementation aspects aims at narrowing that gap. My work focuses on two of the technologies, namely 5G/6G and GNSS, that will form part of those systems. I am interested in the use of V2X sidelinks for high-accuracy low-latency positioning, simultaneous localization and mapping, and power consumption reduction in IoT devices via cloud-based signal processing.


navigation/positioning systems, statistical signal processing, estimation theory, wireless communications, data series analysis, GNSS, GPS, 5G, millimeter wave