Antonio Pascual Iserte
Position:Associate Professor
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Advised Students:Alexios Aravanis and Javier Rubio López


Antonio Pascual Iserte received the Electrical Engineering degree and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, in September 2000 and February 2005, respectively. He was awarded with the "First National Prize of 2000/2001 University Education" by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and with the "Best 2004/2005 PhD Thesis Prize" by UPC.

From September 1998 to June 1999 he worked as a Teaching Assistant in the field of microprocessor programming in the Electronic Engineering department at UPC, and from June 1999 to December 2000 he was with Retevision R&D, working on the implantation of the DVB-T and T-DAB networks in Spain. In January 2001, he joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the UPC, where he worked as a Research Assistant until September 2003 thanks to a predoctoral grant from the Catalan Government for the funding of the PhD studies. He became Assistant Professor in September 2003 and since April 2008 he is Associate Professor. Currently, he teaches undergraduate courses in Linear Systems and Signal Theory. He also teaches post-graduate courses in Advanced Signal Processing in the Dept. of Signal Theory and Communications.

His current research interests include: array processing, robust designs, OFDM, MIMO channels, multiuser access, and optimization theory. He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Spanish Government and the European Commission. He has also published several papers in international and national conference and journals.

Antonio Pascual Iserte was a visiting researcher at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in the period from October 2005 to September 2012. During this period he was involved in the areas of radio-communications and engineering and was active in several engineering and European research projects. In particular, we worked in the testbed GEDOMIS, an experimental real-time physical layer platform for validating multi-antenna MIMO solutions with real wireless transmission. The role of Antonio Pascual in this project was in the development of signal processing algorithms for their implementation in the baseband stages of the platform, the validation of the proposed solutions, the definition of procedures for the debugging of the developed algorithms using the hardware platform, and the advising on the new strategic scenarios to be considered and lines of work to be carried out using the testbed.

Download my updated CV here (last update: 23 April 2014).

Latest Projects

Project nameAcronymFunderStart dateEnd date
Radio techologies for ultra-dense networks in the 5G and beyond (5G&B) eraRUNNERSpanish GovernmentDec 2016Dec 2019
Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks5G WIRELESSEuropean CommissionJan 2015Dec 2018
Técnicas distribuidas para la gestión y operación de redes de comunicaciones celulares inalámbricas, de sensores y de la red eléctrica inteligenteDISNETSpanish GovernmentJan 2014Oct 2017

Latest Journal publications

[1] A. Agustin de Dios, S. Lagén, J. Vidal, O. Muñoz Medina, A. Pascual Iserte, Guo Zhiheng and Wen Ronghui, "Efficient use of paired spectrum bands through TDD small cell deployments", IEEE Communications Magazine, September 2017, pp. 1 - 9. | Details | Full document | Hide BibTex

AUTHOR = {A. Agustin de Dios and S. Lagén and J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina and A. Pascual Iserte and Guo},
TITLE = {{E}fficient use of paired spectrum bands through {TDD} small cell deployments},
JOURNAL = {IEEE Communications Magazine},
YEAR = {September},
pages = {1 - 9},
month = {2017},
url = {}}

[2] J. Rubio, J Del Olmo, A. Pascual Iserte, J. Vidal, O. Muñoz Medina and A. Agustin de Dios, "Network Dimensioning and Base Station On/Off Switching Strategies for Sustainable Deployments in Remote Areas", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, January 2017. | BibTex

[3] J. Rubio, A. Pascual Iserte, D. P. Palomar and A. Goldsmith, "Joint Optimization of Power and Data Transfer in Multiuser MIMO Systems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 65, January 2017, pp. 212 - 227. | Full document | BibTex

Latest Conference publications

[1] Alexis I. Aravanis, O. Muñoz Medina, A. Pascual Iserte and J. Vidal, "Analysis of Downlink and Uplink Decoupling in Dense Cellular Networks", IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks , October 2016, pp. 219 - 224. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] J. Rubio, O. Muñoz Medina, A. Pascual Iserte and J. Vidal, "Stochastic Resource Allocation with a Backhaul Constraint for the Uplink", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2016. | BibTex

[3] J. Rubio, A. Pascual Iserte, D. P. Palomar and A. Goldsmith, "SWIPT Techniques for Multiuser MIMO Broadcast Systems", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2016. | BibTex

Latest Books

[1] O. Font Bach, A. Pascual Iserte, N. Bartzoudis and D. López Bueno, "MATLAB: A Fundamental Tool for Scientific Computing and Engineering Applications. MATLAB as a Design and Verification Tool for the Hardware Prototyping of Wireless Communication Systems", InTech, September 2012, pp. 187 - 216. | Full document | BibTex

[2] D. P. Palomar, A. Pascual Iserte, J. M. Cioffi and M. A. Lagunas, "Space-Time Processing for MIMO Communications. Convex Optimization Theory Applied to Joint Transmitter-Receiver Design in MIMO Channels", John Wiley & Sons, April 2005, pp. 269 - 318. | BibTex

Latest Advised Theses

[1] J. Rubio, "Resource Management Techniques for Sustainable Networks with Energy Harvesting Nodes", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, June 2016. Advisor: A. Pascual Iserte. | Full document | Slides | BibTex

[2] O. Font Bach, "Digital Design and Experimental Validation of High-Performance Real-Time OFDM Systems", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, July 2013. Advisor: A. Pascual Iserte and N. Bartzoudis. | Full document | BibTex

[3] D. Sacristán Murga, "Feedback of Channel State Information in Multi-Antenna Systems Based on Quantization of Channel Gram Matrices", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, July 2012. Advisor: A. Pascual Iserte. | Full document | BibTex

Latest Patents

[1] A. Pascual Iserte, L. M. Ventura and X. Nieto, "Residual Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation and Correction in OFDM Multi-Antenna Systems" October 2006.

[2] M. Payaro, A. Pascual Iserte and M. A. Lagunas, "Method and System for Robustly Transmitting the Minimum Power in Multi-User and Multi-Antenna Communications Systems with Imperfect Channel Knowledge" June 2006.


[1] A. Pascual Iserte, "Channel State Information and Joint Transmitter-Receiver Design in Multi-Antenna Systems", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, February 2005. Advisor: M. A. Lagunas and A. Pérez-Neira. | Full document | BibTex

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