The Advanced Signal Processing Group (GTAS, in Spanish) is part of the Communications Engineering Department of the University of Cantabria. It is located at the E.T.S.I. Industriales y Telecomunicaciones, Avda Los Castros s/n. Santander 39005, SPAIN.

The GTAS conducts research in the development of digital signal processing algorithms for communications, as well as in machine-learning techniques and nonlinear modeling. Currently, the research activity of the GTAS is focused on the following topics:

  • Signal processing techniques for MIMO communication links.
    • CSI (Channel State Information) estimation techniques, synchronization, detection techniques,...
    • Capacity analysis of MIMO links.
    • Development of hardware MIMO testbeds and performance evaluation.
  • Machine-learning techniques and their applications.
    • Kernel methods, neural networks and adaptive information processing systems.
    • Multivariate statistical techniques: PCA, CCA and ICA.
    • Nonlinear modeling.



Paper accepted at SPAWC 2016

The paper "Statistical Analysis of Single-Beam Interference Alignment Schemes" co-authored by I. Santamaria and J. Fanjul has been accepted for presentation at the 17th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances on Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Edimburg, UK, 3-6 July , 2016.

Paper presented at ICASSP 2016

The paper "Maximally Improper Interference in Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks" co-authored by C. Lameiro, I. Santamaría, W. Utschick and P. J. Schreier, has been presented at ICASSP 2016, Shanghai, China.

Oferta de trabajo en proyecto de reconocimientos de patrones

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El Grupo de Tratamiento Avanzado de Señal está buscando un investigador para colaborar en un proyecto sobre reconocimiento de patrones y aprendizaje automático. Participará en el diseño y la programación de técnicas de reconocimiento automático de patrones.


The GTAS group participates in the COMONSENS Network (TEC2015-69648-REDC): a project funded by The Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad which aims at the fertilization of the research collaboration links initiated and developed during the COMONSENS project. The first COMONSENS Workshop will be held in Seville, 28-29 January, 2016.

PRISMA project

The GTAS group has initiated the PRISMA project "Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Pattern Recognition in Time Series" (TEC2014-57402-JIN). The project is funded by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016).


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