Who we are

The Signals, Systems and Radiocommunications (SSR) Department of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) was created in 1987, within the framework of the “Ley de Reforma Universitaria”, to integrate several research Groups from UPM's Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers (ETSIT), which worked on the communications, radio technologies and signal processing areas.

The quality of the cutting-edge research carried out and the active leadership of SSR's members have been key factors in the industrial innovation and competitiveness of the ICT sector in Spain. The SSR Department leads extensive collaboration with companies in the industry working together with private and public organizations. This intense relationship, which is a hallmark of the SSR Department, helps us identify and address real and relevant problems for the digital society.


Signals and multimedia


Data science




Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs of the highest level aimed at university students and professionals.



Developing cutting-edge scientific and technical research with the aim of generating knowledge, productive industrial activity and quality of life, contributing to the sustainable development of a more prosperous and equitable society in resources and information.


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Promoting the vocation of excellence and a critical sense in the creation, transfer and dissemination of science, technology and culture.

SSR in numbers

Research projects +4M€/year

High-impact publications +130/year

Graduated PhDs +10/year

Selected collaborations