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“Robust Statistical Signal and Information Processing in Dynamic Complex Systems: Locate, Track, Navigate and Sense”


Short: I carry on both fundamental and applied research in the general area of Statistical Signal Processing.

My Theoretical work is somewhere in the frontiers of statistical signal processing, Bayesian analysis, statistical learning, computational and robust statistics.

Applications: mainly interested in the broad field of localisation, tracking and navigation (GNSS, indoor, cooperative, robust, multiple object, multi-sensor data fusion); historically working in communication systems; and recently involved in intelligent transportation systems, air/unmanned traffic management and Earth observation (GNSS remote sensing).

Keywords: tbd

Primary Research Lines: 1) Robust Statistical Inference in Dynamic Complex Systems, 2) Statistical Signal Processing for Advanced GNSS, and 3) Robust Localisation, Tracking and Navigation Methods.


  • Associate Professor at the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), University of Toulouse
  • Associate Editor for Signal Processing (Elsevier)
  • Navigation & Localisation Expert at the Telecommunications for Space and Aeronautics Lab (TéSA) – https://www.tesa.prd.fr/

ISAE_SUPAERO_72_cmjnInstitut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO)
Dept. of Electronics, Optronics and Signal Processing (DEOS)
Information and Signal Processing for Navigation and Communications (NAVCOM) Research Group
10, Ave. Édouard-Belin – 31055 Toulouse, France

Web: https://personnel.isae-supaero.fr/jordi-vila-valls/

Contact: jordi.vila-valls@isae-supaero.fr

ResearchGate ; Google Scholar ; ORCID

Previously at: CTTC (2014-18), UAB (2012-13), UPC (2010-12, 17-18), Gipsa-Lab (2006-2010)

  • Lecturer at the Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering School (EETAC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • Postdoc, Researcher & Senior Researcher at the Statistical Inference for Communications and Positioning Department (CTTC).
  • Postdoc at the Signal Processing for Communications and Navigation Research Group (UAB).
  • Postdoc at the Signal Processing and Communications Research Group (UPC).
  • Research Assistant (PhD) at the Laboratoire Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique (Gipsa-Lab), Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG).









July 2020

Two conference papers accepted for publication at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC’20): 1) “Robust Tracking under Measurement Model Mismatch via Linearly Constrained Extended Kalman Filtering”, and 2) “A Compact CRB for the Single Source Conditional Signal Model with Application to Delay-Doppler-Phase Estimation of Band-Limited Signals

A new journal article accepted for publication: “Doppler-aided Positioning in GNSS Receivers – A Performance Analysis”, Signal Processing.

June 2020

Three new journal articles accepted for publication: 1) “A New Compact CRB for Delay, Doppler and Phase Estimation – Application to GNSS SPP & RTK Performance Characterization”, IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 2) “On the Recursive Joint Position and Attitude Determination in Multi-Antenna GNSS Platforms”, Remote Sensing (available here), and 3) “Positioning Performance Limits of GNSS Meta-Signals and HO-BOC Signals”, Sensors (available here). Thanks to Daniel Medina and Lorenzo Ortega for their effort in putting these nice works together!

May 2020

Two new conference papers accepted for publication at the IEEE ITSC 2020: 1) “On the Time-Delay Estimation Accuracy Limit of GNSS Meta-Signals”, and 2) “Robust TOA-based Navigation under Measurement Model Mismatch in Harsh Propagation Environments”.

April 2020

Two new journal articles accepted for publication: 1) “Performance Limits of GNSS Code-based Precise Positioning: GPS, Galileo & Meta-Signals”, Sensors, available here; 2) “Survey on Signal Processing for GNSS under Ionospheric Scintillation: Detection, Monitoring and Mitigation”, Navigation.

January 2020

Kick-off of the research project funded by the French DGA/AID on “Robust Cooperative Multi-agent Navigation in Harsh Environments”.