Montse Nájar Martón
Position:Associate Professor
Telephone:+ 34 93 401 70 51
Fax:+ 34 93 401 64 47


Montse Nájar received the electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1992, she joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communication, UPC. Since 1997, she is an Associate Professor at UPC, where she teaches and coordinates undergraduate and graduate courses in digital communications and signal processing. From 2003 to 2006, she was member of the Board of Direc- tors of the Telecommunications School of Barcelona, ETSETB. From 2005 to 2013, she was Research Associate in the Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). Her current research interests include signal processing with application to communication systems, array signal processing and location in wireless systems. She has participated in several EU projects as well as national public and private funded projects. She has been a Guest Editor of the EURASIP Signal Processing journal. She is reviewer of the IEEE and the EURASIP Signal Processing journals. 


Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Radio techologies for ultra-dense networks in the 5G and beyond (5G&B) eraRUNNERSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
Feasibility study of a patient monitorization system based on UWB technology tracking the patient's position Private CompanyMar 2017Jun 2017
Signal Processing for Communications2014 SGR 60Catalan GovernmentJan 2014Dec 2016

Latest Journal publications

[1] L. Blanco and M. Nájar, "Sparse Multiple Relay Selection for Network Beamforming With Individual Power Constraints Using Semidefinite Relaxation", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, February 2016, pp. 1206 - 1227. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] E. Lagunas and M. Nájar, "Spectral Feature Detection With Sub-Nyquist Sampling for Wideband Spectrum Sensing", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, July 2015, pp. 3978 - 3990. | Full document | BibTex

[3] E. Lagunas, M. Amin, F. Ahmad and M. Nájar, "Pattern Matching for Building Feature Extraction", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 11, December 2014, pp. 2193 - 2197. | Full document | BibTex

Latest Conference publications

[1] L. Blanco and M. Nájar, "Relay subset selection in cognitive networks with imperfect CSI and individual power constraints", European Signal Processing Conference, September 2015, pp. 1456 - 1460. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] E. Lagunas and M. Nájar, "Compressed Spectrum Sensing in the presence of interference: comparison of sparse recoverystrategies", European Signal Processing Conference, September 2014. | Full document | BibTex

[3] E. Lagunas, M. Navarro, P. Closas and M. Nájar, "Spatial Sparsity Based Direct Positioning for IR-UWB in IEEE 802.15.4a Channels", International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, September 2014, pp. 315 - 320. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Advised Theses

[1] J. Serra, "Shrinkage corrections of sample linear estimators in the small sample size regime", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, November 2016. Advisor: M. Nájar. | BibTex

[2] E. Lagunas, "Compressive sensing based candidate detector and its applications to spectrum sensing and through-the-wall radar imaging", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, March 2014. Advisor: M. Nájar and M. Amin. | Full document | BibTex

Latest Patents

[1] M. Nájar and M. Navarro, "Method of Demodulation and Synchronization in Ultra WideBand Systems" May 2013.

[2] M. Navarro, M. Nájar and C. Ibars, "Method for Estimating the Time of Arrival in Ultra Wideband Systems" September 2012.

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