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Aanjhan Ranganathan

Assistant Professor

Ranganathan, Aanjhan

Research Interests

All things related to the Security and Privacy of

  • Autonomous Cyber-physical Systems
  • Wireless and Mobile Systems
  • Embedded and IoT


  • PhD Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • MSc Electronics and Microelectronics, EPFL, Switzerland
  • BSc Electronics and Communication, Anna University, India


Aanjhan is currently a visiting assistant professor at Northeastern and a senior research in the System Security Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Starting January 2018, he will move full-time as a tenure-track assistant professor to Northeastern. Professor Aanjhan is interested in building secure autonomous cyber-physical systems. He has worked on a wide variety of topics including physical-layer security of wireless systems, secure localization and proximity verification, trusted computing architectures, and side-channels. He is a recipient of several awards including the outstanding dissertation award from ETH Zurich, regional winner of European Space Agency’s Satellite Navigation competition and the Cyber Award from Armasuisse (Switzerland’s Department of Defense). Prior to joining the System Security group at ETH Zurich, he worked at Robert Bosch GmbH’s Car Multimedia Division “Blaupunkt” for over 3 years involved in the research and development of embedded modules for top automotive manufacturers including Audi and Volkswagen.