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 presented at ITISE 2018

The paper "MoCap multichannel time series representation and relevance analysis by kernel adaptive filtering and multikernel learning oriented to action recognition tasks" co-authored by Juan Diego Pulgarin-Giraldo, Andres Marino Alvarez-Meza, Steven Van Vaerenbergh, Ignacio Santamaría and German Castellanos is being presented this week at the International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE 2018).

Paper presented at EUSIPCO 2018

The paper "Improving Graph Convolutional Networks with Non-Parametric Activation Functions" co-authored by Simone Scardapane, Steven Van Vaerenbergh, Danilo Comminiello, and Aurelio Uncini was presented this week at the 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018).

New paper accepted at ASILOMAR 2018

The 52nd Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers accepted the following paper:

D. Ramirez, I. Santamaria, S. Van Vaerenbergh, L. L. Scharf, "An alternating optimization algorithm for two-channel factor analysis with common and uncommon factors".

The conference will be held in Pacific Grove, California, October 28-31, 2018

3 Papers to be presented at SSP 2018

3 papers will be presented at the IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop 2018, to be held in Freiburg, Germany, 10-13 June 2018.

Paper to be presented at WCNC 2018

The paper "Performance analysis of maximally improper signaling for multiple-antenna systems", by C. Lameiro, I. Santamaria, and P. J. Schreier, will be presented at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2018, Barcelona, Spain


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