Professor Gonzalo Seco elected Fellow of the IEEE
Gonzalo Seco, professor of the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. This distinction is reserved for select members of the IEEE, whose accomplishments in any IEEE field of interest are deemed worthy of this prestigious title.
Professor Seco was elected after being proposed by the IEEE’s Signal Processing Society. Professor Seco was promoted to IEEE Fellow "for his contributions to signal processing for navigation satellite systems and 5G positioning systems”.
With over 400,000 members, the IEEE is the largest association of technical professionals in the world dedicated to advances in technology for the benefit of humanity. This distinction is a very important and prestigious award in the international field of electrical and electronic engineering. It is awarded by the IEEE’s Board of Directors to experts with an outstanding record of achievement in any of the IEEE's fields of interest. The total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership. In Spain, there are only 57 IEEE Fellows, 3 of them from the UAB, and each year only one number is recognised, which cannot be more than five for all the societies that make up the IEEE. This year only three distinctions have been awarded to Spanish researchers.
Members elevated to IEEE Fellow status will receive the award at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), to be held from 4 to 10 June in Greece.
Gonzalo Seco, professor of the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering at the UAB, has made numerous contributions to the design of satellite navigation systems, generally known as GNSS, among which are the GPS and Galileo systems, as well as in positioning with 5G systems thanks to the use of broad bandwidth, new frequencies, and large arrays that use these systems. He is the inventor of three patents in the field of GNSS and has contributed to the creation of a start-up focused on the design of low-power positioning solutions, suitable for Internet of Things devices and with cloud-based processing.
Professionally, Gonzalo Seco has been a permanent member of the technical staff of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, visiting researcher at Brigham Young University, Utah, and "Chazen Student" at Columbia University, New York, and awarded Fulbright grants on three occasions, serving as a visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine. President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, he received an award for best journal article from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2021 and ICREA Acadèmia recognition in 2015 and 2019.