Aanjhan Ranganathan
Assistant Professor
CCIS, Northeastern University
Boston, USA
Office #608 ISEC
+1 (617) 373 5701


I am hiring motivated PhD students interested in building secure next-generation cyber-physical systems.

Aanjhan is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University in Boston, USA, since January 2018. He 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 Northeastern, he was a senior researcher in the System Security group at ETH Zurich and has over 3 years of industry research experience as a senior engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH’s Car Multimedia Division “Blaupunkt” where he was involved in the development of embedded modules for top automotive manufacturers including Audi and Volkswagen. He holds an M.Sc with specialization in Electronics and Microelectronics from EPFL, Switzerland and a Ph.D in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Recent News

  • Jun 2018: Invited to serve on the program committee of NDSS 2019
  • May 2018: Invited talk at armasuisse (Swiss Department of Defense, Research and Technology wing) in Thun, Switzerland
  • Apr 2018: Paper on information leakage in low-power wide area networks (conditionally) accepted at ACM WiSec 2018!
  • Feb 2018: Invited to serve as co-chair of the Poster/Demo session at ACM WiSec 2018
  • Feb 2018: Invited to serve on the technical program committee of ACM WiSec 2018
  • Jan 2018: Started as tenure-track assistant professor at Northeastern University, Boston, USA