La théorie des probabilités n’est, au fond, que le bon sens réduit au calcul; elle fait apprécier avec exactitude ce que les esprits justes sentent par une sorte d’instinct, sans qu’ils puissent souvent s’en rendre compte” (Pierre-Simon Laplace)


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.

Some 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.

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.

Keywords: tbd

  • 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)
Signal, Communications, Antennas, Navigation (SCAN) 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 ; jordivilavalls@gmail.com

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).









January 2020

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

December 2019

Conference paper presented at the IEEE CAMSAP 2019 in Guadeloupe, part of the Special Session -Inference in high-dimensional spaces by Monte Carlo methods-  “Second Order Subspace Statistics for Adaptive State-Space Partitioning in Multiple Particle Filtering”.

November 2019

A new journal article, co-authored with Daniel Medina, Haoqing Li and Pau Closas, this month in the Sensors journal:  “Robust Statistics for GNSS Positioning under Harsh Conditions: a Useful Tool?”. Available here!

September 2019

A new journal article to appear in Signal Processing: “Recursive Linearly Constrained Wiener Filter for Robust Multi-Channel Signal Processing”.

Four conference papers presented at the ION GNSS+ 2019! i) “WiFi Fingerprinting and Tracking using Neural Networks”, ii) “Robust Kalman Filter for RTK Positioning under Signal-degraded Scenarios”, iii) “Low-Cost Hybrid GNSS/UWB/INS Integration for Seamless Indoor/Outdoor UAV Navigation”, and iv) “UWB-based Indoor Navigation with Uncertain Anchor Nodes Positioning”.

July 2019

Two articles accepted for presentation at the 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers: “Decentralized Information Filtering under Skew-Laplace Noise”and “Doppler-aided Position Estimation for HS-GNSS”.

June 2019

Two articles accepted for presentation at the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Conference (ITSC ’19): “On Robust Statistics for GNSS Single Point Positioning” and “Hybrid GNSS/INS/UWB Positioning for Live Demonstration Assisted Driving”.

May 2019

Elected member of the EURASIP Technical Area Committee on Theoretical and Methodological Trends in Signal Processing (TAC-TMTSP).

April 2019

Appointed Student Activities Chair for the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO’21), September 2021. It will be a pleasure to repeat and share the experience from EUSIPCO’19 in A Coruña.

March 2019

A new journal article has been accepted for publication in Navigation (Journal of the ION): “Air Traffic Control Radar Interference in the Galileo E6 Band: Detection and Localization

Appointed Navigation & Localisation Expert at the Telecommunications for Space and Aeronautics Lab (TéSA) – https://www.tesa.prd.fr/