Aanjhan Ranganathan
System Security Group, ETH Zurich
CNB F101
Universitaetstrasse 6
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 632 34 82


Aanjhan is currently pursuing his PhD with the System Security Group at ETH Zurich since September 2010. His research mostly revolves around the physical layer security of wireless systems (e.g., secure localization and ranging, GPS security, (anti-) jamming techniques). In the past, he has worked on computer architectures, specifically, multiprocessor systems, cache coherency protocols and communication bus protocols.

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 research and development of embedded modules for top automotive manufacturers including Audi and Volkswagen. He holds a bachelors degree in Electronic and Communication engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India and a Masters degree in Microelectronics from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

I am currently in the job market looking for interesting research positions in the broad area of wireless / hardware systems and their security. [CV]

Recent News

  • Mar 2016: Successfully defended my thesis - Physical-layer Techniques for Secure Proximity Verification and Localization.
  • Aug 2015: Our paper on "Proximity Verification for Contactless Access Control and Authentication Systems" got accepted for publication at Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2015).
  • May 2015: Our paper on "Thermal Covert Channels on Multi-core Platforms" got accepted for publication at Usenix Security Symposium 2015.