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

  • June 2017: Our article Are We Really Close? Verifying Proximity in Wireless Systems has appeared in the June/July edition of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine .
  • June 2017: Our paper On the Security of Carrier Phase-based Ranging was accepted to CHES 2017.
  • Feb 2017: Our paper on Investigation of Multi-device Location Spoofing Attacks on Air Traffic Control was awarded the Cyber Award for outstanding contribution in cyberspace and information research by the Federal Department of Defense, Switzerland.
  • Nov 2016: My PhD thesis has been awarded the ETH medal for outstanding dissertation.
  • Sep 2016: SPREE (our home built spoofing resilient GPS receiver) won the regional prize at the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) organized by the ESA.