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Aanjhan Ranganathan

Assistant Professor

Ranganathan, Aanjhan


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
608 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Aanjhan Ranganathan, 435 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

All things related to the security and privacy of

  • Autonomous cyber-physical systems
  • Wireless and mobile systems
  • Embedded and IoT


  • PhD in computer science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich – Switzerland
  • MSc in electronics and microelectronics, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – Switzerland
  • BSc in electronics and communication, Anna University – India


Aanjhan Ranganathan is an assistant professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He is interested in building secure autonomous cyber-physical systems and 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. He has over three 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 MSc with specialization in electronics and microelectronics from EPFL, Switzerland and a PhD in computer science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.