Our work

The SAFARI Research Group is led by Professor Onur Mutlu.  Our research is in computer architecture, systems, security, and bioinformatics.  Our work spans and stretches the boundaries between applications, systems, languages, system software, compilers, and hardware. We tackle many issues in high performance, energy efficiency, hardware security, fault tolerance, predictable systems, dependable systems, and hardware/software cooperation. We are especially excited about novel, fundamentally-secure and fundamentally-efficient computation, communication and memory/storage paradigms, applied to emerging systems, technologies, and bioinformatics/medical applications.  Group members also work in the areas of system design for bioinformatics and biologically inspired computing paradigms.


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.


  • Endowed Lecture Series talks at University of Texas at Austin now online
    Onur Mutlu was the distinguished speaker in the Endowed Lectureship Series at the University of Texas at Austin ECE Department where he gave three public talks on “Memory Systems and Memory-Centric Computing Systems: Challenges and Opportunities” on 29, 31 January and 1 February 2019. […]
  • Our new “D-RaNGe” paper is now online
    Our new paper “D-RaNGe: Using Commodity DRAM Devices to Generate True Random Numbers with Low Latency and High Throughput,” presented by Jeremie Kim at HPCA 2019, is now online. Jeremie S. Kim, Minesh Patel, Hasan Hassan, Lois Orosa, and Onur Mutlu, “D-RaNGe: Using Commodity DRAM […]
  • RowHammer paper selected as IEEE TCAD Top Pick
    Our RowHammer paper at ISCA 2014 was selected as an IEEE TCAD Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Systems Security. It was one of the 7 papers selected after a rigorous three-step review process that invited and considered papers published between 2012-2017 in this area. You can see the short-listed […]
  • Mohammad Alser wins IEEE Turkey PhD Dissertation Award
    Mohammed Alser’s PhD thesis was one of the very few selected to win the IEEE Turkey PhD Dissertation Award. This is a selective honor based on a competition between 100+ PhD theses written in Turkey in the last two years. Congratulations, Mohammed! Mohammed’s PhD thesis is entitled […]
  • Professor Onur Mutlu elected an IEEE Fellow
    We are proud to announce that Professor Onur Mutlu has been elected as an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to computer architecture research and practice.  The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of […]