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64 Inside GNSS N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 WORKING PAPERS nated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the European Commis- sion, Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. His research interests lie in the field of signal process- ing for communications and navigation, with emphasis on cloud and IoT GNSS signal processing and the convergence of 5G/GNSS systems. Gonzalo Seco-Granados received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engi- neering from Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya and an MBA from IESE, the gradu- ate business school of the University of Navarra. From 2002 to 2005, he was with the European Space Agency, Netherlands. Since 2006, he has been an associate professor at the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, where he coordinates the SPCOM- NAV (Signal Processing for Communications and Navigation) group. His research interests include signal-processing techniques for advanced fea- tures of GNSS receivers and localization using next-generation wireless communications net- works. Helena Leppäkoski received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tampere University of Technol- ogy ( TUT ), Tampere, Finland, in 1990 and 2015, respectively. She was with Metso Corporation, Hel- sinki, Finland, from 1990 to 2000. She joined TUT in 2000, where she is cur- r e n t l y a P o s t - D o c t o r a l Researcher. Her research top- ics have varied from satellite positioning to various meth- ods for pedestrian indoor positioning and machine learning for location related context inference. She is currently involved in a project on information security of location estima- tion and navigation applications. Elena Serna Santiago was born in Toledo, Spain, on O c t o b e r 2 3 , 1 9 9 3 . S h e received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2015, and the Master of Engi- neering degree in Telecommunication Systems from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2017. She worked with Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering of Tampere University of Technology to develop her Master's Thesis in 2017 during her Erasmus programme. Her research interests are in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), mobile positioning, radar systems, signal processing and communications engineering. Em. Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Guenter W. Hein is Professor Emeritus of Excel- lence at the University FAF Munich. He was ESA Head of EGNOS & GNSS Evolution Pro- gramme Dept. between 2008 and 2014, in charge of devel- opment of the 2nd generation of EGNOS and Galileo. Prof. Hein is still organising the ESA/JRC International Summerschool on GNSS. He is the founder of the annual Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. Prof. Hein has more than 300 scientific and technical papers published, carried out more than 200 research projects and educated more than 70 Ph. D.´s. He received 2002 the prestigious Johannes Kepler Award for "sustained and significant contribu- tions to satellite navigation" of the US Institute of Navigation, the highest worldwide award in navi- gation given only to one individual each year. G. Hein became 2011 a Fellow of the US ION. The Technical University of Prague honoured his achievements in satellite navigation with a Doctor honoris causa in Jan. 2013. He is a member of the Executive Board of Munich Aerospace since 2016. ITM/PTTI 2018 International Technical Meeting • Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications One Registration Fee, Two Technical Events and a Commercial Exhibit January 29 - February 1 • Hyatt Regency Reston • Reston, Virginia

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