Universidad de Cantabria

The Advanced Signal Processing Group (GTAS) of the University of Cantabria conducts research in the general area of statistical signal processing, communication systems, and machine learning. Using theories and tools from adaptive learning, multivariate statistical analysis and information theory, this research group is investigating various practical problems that arise in wireless communication systems and multiterminal networks. Since its creation in 1991, the members of the group have published 1 book, 2 book chapters, 50 journal papers (among them 9 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing), more than 100 peer-reviewed international conferences (among them 20 ICASSP papers), and 1 US patent. Further, the GTAS has been involved in several research projects funded by the Spanish Government (Plan Nacional I+D+I) and the European Union (FEDER, BRITE-EURAM and IST-ICT programs). Within the 7th Framework Program we are currently involved in the MIMAX project aiming at developing an innovative low power and ultra compact MIMO transceiver.

The group is composed by five faculty members and more than 10 PhD and MsC students. Also, the members of GTAS group have supervised during the last years a total of seven PhD Theses. On the other hand, GTAS members maintain relationships with important foreign research groups. For instance, some of its members have spent visiting periods at the Computational Neuroengineering Laboratory (University of Florida) under the direction of Prof. Jose C. Principe, who is a recognized leader in the field of machine learning. Also, sporadic collaborations have been held with other prestigious groups in USA such as the Smart Antennas Research Group (Stanford University) leaded by Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj, or the group of Prof. Andrew C. Singer at the University of Illinois.