UVIGO

Universidad de Vigo

The research group of the University of Vigo that participates in COMONSENS is the Signal Processing in Communications Group (GPSC). This group was born in 1995 with the kick-off of the project 'Development of ASICs for encryption and decryption of digital TV signals', funded by Televes, a telecom company with its headquarters in Galicia. From that year on the GPSC has developed about 30 projects with industry and a large number of public funded projects, including 3 EU projects. Overall, the group has attracted more than 2.5 million euros in investment.

In the last 6 years, 25 papers have been published in international prestigious journals, including 8 publications in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (among them a 2005 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society). From the very beginning the GPSC has promoted the education of its members in EU and US universities; all of the 8 PhD theses completed within the group have included research stays abroad under the guidance of reputed researchers. Since 1996, the GPSC has organized 3 editions of a prestigious international workshop on signal processing in communications, held in Baiona. Currently, the GPSC is a participant partner in 2 European Networks of Excellence within the Sixth Framework Programme: ECRYPT (cryptography and watermarking) and SatNEx (satellite communications). The group is also a partner of the Satellite European Technology Platform ISI.

Permanent and sporadic collaborations are held with other groups in Europe. In this sense, we must mention UPC (Barcelona), Universities of Bolonia and Siena (Italy), DLR (German Aerospace Center), Technical University of Graz (Austria), University of Dublin (Ireland), University of Geneva (Switzerland) and French National Institute for Research. Current research is focused on the application of signal processing to the analysis and design of digital communication systems, both in its academic and industrial profile. Main current research lines include: digital signal processing in transmitters, relays and receivers (with special emphasis on main standards in digital communications: DVB-C/T/S/S2/H/RCS, DOCSIS, IEEE802.11, IEEE802.15, IEEE802.16); wavelets and multiresolution analysis; and watermarking of multimedia signals, video authentication, and copyright protection.