The SAFARI Research Group is led by Professor Onur Mutlu.  We are part of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) at ETH Zurich.

Our group conducts cutting-edge research and education in computer architecture, computing systems, hardware security, bioinformatics, and software/hardware co-design. The major goal is to design fundamentally better computing architectures. Our work spans the boundaries between applications, systems, languages, system software, compilers, and hardware, with architecture at the core. We tackle many fundamental issues in high performance, energy efficiency, hardware security, fault tolerance, predictable systems, dependable systems, hardware/software cooperation, and genome analysis. We are especially excited about novel, fundamentally-secure and fundamentally-efficient computation, communication and memory/storage paradigms. Recent impactful examples of the group’s work include leading research into memory/storage systems and new computing paradigms, e.g., the discovery of the DRAM RowHammer vulnerability and the development of a comprehensive Processing-in-Memory paradigm.

Read our group's contribution to the 2021 D-ITET evaluation report, highlighting our research impact, teaching and key group contributions:
SAFARI 2021 D-ITET Evaluation

Bachelor and Master's Theses and Semester Projects 

We are always looking for highly qualified and motivated students and researchers.  If you are an ETH student and are interested in doing a bachelor or master's thesis with us, or a semester project, please see our Theses and Projects page for potential topics.

If you are about to finish your bachelor or master’s degree or are already doing research and are interested in working with us at any level (internship, PhD, postdoc, visiting scholar), please visit our Work with us page.


SAFARI News

SAFARI Live Seminar: Behzad Salami, 31 May 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Tuesday, May 31 2022 at 6:30 pm Zurich time (CEST) Speaker: Behzad Salami, SAFARI Research Group Link: Livestream on YouTube (will be […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Sean Lie, 28 Feb 2022

Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Sean Lie, Cerebras Systems Monday, February 28 2022 at 6:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Sean Lie, co-founder and Chief Hardware Architect at Cerebras […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Lois Orosa, 10 Feb 2022

Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar with Lois Orosa. Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Lois Orosa, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich CODIC: A Low-Cost […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Rahul Bera 20 Dec 2021

Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Rahul Bera: Monday, December 20 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Rahul Bera, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich Pythia: A Customizable Hardware Prefetching […]

MICRO 2021 Papers & Talks Online

We presented 6 papers at MICRO 2021! Join us for our lightning talks, premiering November 9, 3:00 – 4:30 pm Zurich time on YouTube Link  Lois Orosa, Abdullah Giray Yaglikci, […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Serghei Mangul 11 Nov 2021

Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Serghei Mangul. Thursday, November 11 at 11:00 am Zurich time (CET), ETH Zentrum ETZ K91 Serghei Mangul, University of Southern California, Mangul Lab […]

Our latest paper in Genome Biology is out

Our latest paper in Genome Biology reviews the developments in read alignment algorithms since 1988 until now.  We investigate how the development of read alignment algorithms is impacted by changes in sequencing technologies, such […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Nastaran Hajinazar 27 Oct 2021

Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Nastaran Hajinazar. Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Nastaran Hajinazar, SAFARI Research Group Data-Centric and Data-Aware Frameworks for Fundamentally […]